- as much set type as a composing stick will hold, usually about two column inches.
Origin of stickful
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Examples from the Web for stickful
When he had set a dozen lines—more or less—he had a “stickful.”
Stickful after stickful was arranged, until a page of type lay there.
The reporter presents himself at the city desk, tells what he has got, and is told by the city editor, “Write a stickful.”
With the opening installment of the first serial the Free Press published a photograph of the author over a stickful of biography.The Fiction Factory
John Milton Edwards
Nort walked over to the stone, took up a stickful of type, and began to distribute it in the cases.Hempfield