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mckeonj
568437.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:22 am Reply with quote

Flong is actually the name of the 'wet blanket' which was pressed onto the flat type set produced by the 'linotype' machine. The impressed flong (Quoth the Flong: "I'm impressed!") was laid inside a rotating drum, and molten type metal was centrifugally cast into it, This produced a curved replica, or stereoptype, of the original flat type set, which was then placed on the drum of the rotary press.

 
Davini994
568453.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:27 am Reply with quote

Rudolph Hucker wrote:
See also cliche-plate in printing, whence cliche.

That's super.

 
soup
568454.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:32 am Reply with quote

Rudolph Hucker wrote:
See also cliche-plate in printing, whence cliche.


That information is useless to me as I avoid clichés like the plague.

 
suze
568968.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:17 am Reply with quote

soup wrote:
Is it filtrum or philtrum? The wee denty bit above your top lip but under your nose.


It is seen both ways, so is certainly appropriate for inclusion in this thread.

 
Posital
568992.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:30 am Reply with quote

Filigree - wire/solder work - but not electrical AFAIK

 
mckeonj
569040.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 am Reply with quote

Fiddle - not the holder of the record for the greatest number of diferent meanings, but getting on that way.

 

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