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cold type

noun, Printing.
type set by a method other than the casting of molten metal, as text composed on a typewriter and photographed.
Compare hot metal.
Origin of cold type
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The cold type and the insentiate page constitute at best only the record of nature's rarest gift.

    Starr King in California William Day Simonds
  • cold type—or any other kind of type—couldn't do justice to Steelman's disgust.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Described in cold type, the counseling process probably appears a little sticky.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • If what you have said here ever gets into cold type, it's good-by Mirapolis.

  • This remark, spoken gently and with a quizzical little smile, had none of the sharpness that cold type seems to give it.

    The Whirligig of Time Wayland Wells Williams
  • They stated, in cold type, that they would never undertake it.

  • Crane rose to his feet in the midst of this speech, which was far more provoking and insulting than cold type can convey.

  • Such an effect, of course, can not be produced by cold type.

  • And then her Southern speech, indescribable and impossible in cold type.

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • It is impossible to reproduce in cold type the manner in which this young woman uttered the word minute.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb

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