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Clearing stone

After correcting a forme it is a rule in all well-ordered offices for the compositors to put away all stray letters and tools into their proper places. A fine is customary in some offices for breaking this rule.

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Entry taken from Printers' Vocabulary, by Charles Thomas Jacobi, 1888.

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Clean proof.
Clean sheets.
Clean up.
Clearing away.
Clearing pie.
Clearing stone
Clerical errors.
Clerk of the chapel.