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lithotype +‎ -y


lithotypy (uncountable)

  1. The art or process of making a kind of hard stereotype plate, by pressing into a mould, taken from a page of type or other matter, a mixture of shellac and fine sand, together with a little tar and linseed oil, all in a heated state.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lithotypy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)