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Old 07-01-2015, 03:21 AM   #1
RJ Emery
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Default Meaning of Exchange (1880)

In Edna Ferber's novel Cimarron, she writes:

The combination law and newspaper office itself was a jumble and welter of pied type, unopened exchanges, boiler plate, legal volumes, paste pots, loose tobacco, old coats, and racing posters.

The time frame is about 1880.

Presumably in this printing context, what is an exchange?

The term "unopened exchanges" is bracketed by "pied type" and "boiler plate", which are printing terms.

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