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composing room

a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment.
Origin of composing room
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Jerry wrote his story which was sent paragraph by paragraph to the composing room.

    The Clock Strikes Thirteen Mildred A. Wirt
  • It was her mother and she hastened out of the composing room.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • A green slip dropped out of the envelope and Tom, who had come in from the composing room, reached down and picked it up.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • When she had finished, she hurried back into the composing room.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • I am up there in the composing room talking to a guy by the name of Pat Gadash.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Then he seized the telephone again and called the composing room.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • Returning from a final uproar in the composing room, Dorn looked good-humoredly about him.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • Then he would retire to his composing room, to which no one was ever admitted, not even his wife and children.

  • Disappointed that her chum did not take the matter more seriously, Penny went to consult Old Horney in the composing room.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for composing room

composing room

the room in a printing establishment in which type is set
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