\kəmpˈə͡ʊzɪŋ], \kəmpˈəʊzɪŋ], \k_ə_m_p_ˈəʊ_z_ɪ_ŋ]\
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A placing together. Composing-frame, a printer's elevated working frame, on which the cases of type rest obliquely. Composing-stick, an instrument in which types are get from the cases, and adjusted to the length of the lines. Composing-machine, an ingenious invention for setting and arranging types, worked by keys like a piano.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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