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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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  • It was her mother and she hastened out of the composing room.

    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
  • You see, I had gone to the composing room for your fire story.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Chub trotted his legs almost off, running to the composing room with copy.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Then he walked into the composing room and began talking to the foreman.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
  • Then he seized the telephone again and called the composing room.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • I sent to the composing room for the "copy" and showed it to him.

    Recollections of a Varied Life George Cary Eggleston
  • When I want to talk I go down and chin with the foreman of our composing room.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • A girl came in from the composing room, a bundle of proofs in her hand.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for composing room

composing room

the room in a printing establishment in which type is set
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