a slab, formerly of stone but now usually of metal, on which pages of type or plates are imposed and on which type correcting in the page is done.
- Also called imposing table.
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How to use imposing stone in a sentence
Bob, shirt sleeves rolled up, was working on some chases on an imposing stone.Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
A clever catechist made him an imposing-stone out of two boulders of basalt found in a river-bed hard by.The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
CoffinThe box-like frame surrounding an imposing stone on its stand.Type Cases and Composing-room furniture | A. A. Stewart
A dilapidated imposing stone ranged along the rear wall near a door that 89 opened into the sunlight.The Coming of the Law | Charles Alden Seltzer
Down to 1870 Mr. Tiffany's "imposing stone," used in the printing of the Constellation, did duty in the office of the Mail.Toronto of Old | Henry Scadding
British Dictionary definitions for imposing stone
printing a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed
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