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 Prink.Printers’ Marks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Printer’s Devil.
 
The newest apprentice lad in the press-room, whose duty it is to run errands, and to help the pressmen.   1
   Printing used to be called the Black Art, and the boys who assisted the pressmen were called imps. (See under DEVIL.)   2
 


 Prink.Printers’ Marks. 

 
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