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Glossary S - U

Setting- to arrange type for printing

Setting stick- Holds the type.  It is always held in the compositor's left hand when he is setting type.

Shank - the body of a type

Shoulder - the non-printing area surrounding the face of type

Slug - The product of the linotype is a slug and usually represents one complete line of reading matter.  The machine is part of what is sometimes referred to as line composition.  The slug is cast from a row of brass matrices and is delivered to a galley at the front of the machine after the casting and trimming operations are completed.  In order to achieve this the machine has a matrix assembling unit, a justifying device, a casting unit and a system of matrix distribution. 

Sort- any single type character

Spaceband- The linotype employs variable steel spacebands in addition to space matrices of fixed widths. 

Type- A small block of metal or wood bearing a raised letter or character on the upper end that leaves a printed impression when inked and pressed on paper