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a trade name for a metal composing machine, which sets type in a metal strip as long as a line, as opposed to single characters

COMMENT: Linotype is easy to use and can be operated by a single keyboard operator; the main disadvantage as opposed to Monotype, is that, since each line is a single piece of metal (or ‘slug’), even a small correction will involve resetting a whole line, and is therefore more expensive



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