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word spacing

The space between words in a line of type. In the days of metal type, word spacing was achieved by putting pieces of metal between the individual letters that made up words. In word spacing, these pieces of metal were called...

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In a dust jacket, this is the part that wraps around the casing board, joining the front and back covers of the dust jacket to the flaps. In a properly designed dust jacket, the cover artwork extends into this part of the jacket...

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