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dead matter

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noun Printing.

type that has been set and used for printing or platemaking and is of no further use.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of dead matter

First recorded in 1875–80
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