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hand press

noun
1.
a printing press requiring hand operation.
Origin of hand press
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80
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  • She did not answer him, but he felt her hand press close in the palm of his.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • The hand press is a simple and quick agent for getting a result.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • It is issued in 1450 and is printed on a hand press at Mentz, Germany.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • There were a few cases of worn type; there was a venerable Washington hand press.

  • The cut is placed on a hand press before the form is made up, and proofs on four different thicknesses of paper are made.

  • The powdered outline design is then transferred to the surface of the stone by passing both through a hand press.

  • An impression is made with black printing ink on paper by passing it through the hand press.

  • I could see his hand press hers and she kissed him just as the flash went by, and he took to muttering again.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • It acts on the same principle with the hand press, and is equal to three of these of the best construction.

  • It was a long, tedious job to print so many newspapers on a hand press one at a time, fold and address them.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

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