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foundry type

noun, Printing.
type cast in individual characters for setting by hand.
Also, British, founders' type. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are 18¬†units in a quad, which, unlike the em quad of foundry type, in the smaller sizes is not usually an exact square.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart

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