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Fudge

To execute work without the proper materials, and where the workman is obliged to substitute one article for another, and by contrivance make his work passable: when such cases occur, they show the skill and ingenuity of the compositor or pressman, in making his production look well.


From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.

Sunday April 6 2014 — 39 notes

Shuffling

This is a term used in the Warehouse; and is part of the process of Knocking-up, when the paper is laid in heaps, after having been taken down from the poles, to make it lie even at the edges. It is performed by taking hold of a few quires of the paper loosely at the sides, and holding the far side a little lower than that next the body, upon the table, when, shaking both hands, it gradually projects the lower sheets; then lifting it up and bending it a little, it is let drop on its edge upon the table; by repeating this process two or three times, the parcel becomes even at the edges, and is in a fit state to be piled away. It is a process in which expertness can only be acquired by practice, and observation.

From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.

Sunday March 30 2014 — 22 notes
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Scallop bed.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Scallop bed.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
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Hermit-crabs.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Hermit-crabs.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Cuttle-fish in Indian Ocean.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Cuttle-fish in Indian Ocean.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Ice-wall of Antarctic sea.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Ice-wall of Antarctic sea.

From Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Shark-fishing.

Frontispiece from Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Shark-fishing.

Frontispiece from Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Front cover from Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Front cover from Half hours in the deep, London, 1875.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014