printing press love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A machine that transfers lettering or images by contact with various forms of inked surface onto paper or similar material fed into it in various ways.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mechanical device used for printing text or images repeatedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a press for printing, books, newspaper, handbills, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for taking impressions from an inked surface upon paper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine used for printing


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  • To have a printing press abroad in the hands of a competent English printer was a great gain to the Catholic cause, and Fowler devoted the rest of his life to this work, winning from Cardinal Allen the praise of being catholicissimus et doctissimus librorum impressor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Matías Quintana, for which he was imprisoned; the "Boletín Militar", published by General Mina from the printing press which he carried with his expedition; the army of Iturbide published several sheets

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Bernardino also founded the Collegio di S. Bonaventura at Quaracchi, near Florence, which contains the printing press of the order, and is principally intended for the publication of the writings of the great

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Just as the printing press Johannes Gutenberg invented five centuries ago paved the way for the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Internet has provided the technological basis for a revolution just as radical and far-reaching, propelling communications, commerce, education, recreation, and information—including news—into a new universe.


  • But when by way of feeding the printing press of James Ballantyne and Co., he started in

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "That wouldn't be for the new printing press of his own he wants for The Red Rat, would it?"

    War Game

  • Polyglot printing press whence, for some centuries, issued liturgical and catechetical books, printed in a multitude of alphabets.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The Italian cities tended to excel in the mechanical arts, architec - ture, and civil engineering; the German cities in the metallurgical and chemical arts (Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press was, significantly, a goldsmith by trade).


  • Near the patriarchate is the large Orthodox monastery (St. Constantine) with a printing press and hospice for pilgrims.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • We can no longer regard, with Bacon, the compass, gunpowder, and the printing press as occurring sud - denly or as constituting the instruments of sudden change.



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