foul matter


noun

Printing. materials, as manuscript, galleys, or proofs, that have been superseded by revised proofs or galleys or by the bound book, and have been returned to the publisher by the printer.

Nearby words

  1. foujita,
  2. foul,
  3. foul ball,
  4. foul line,
  5. foul marten,
  6. foul one's nest,
  7. foul play,
  8. foul pole,
  9. foul shot,
  10. foul tip

Also called dead matter.

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