imposing stone

  1. 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.

Origin of imposing stone

First recorded in 1720–30
  • Also called imposing table.

Words Nearby imposing stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

  • 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

imposing stone

  1. printing a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed

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