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 ChapelChapel-of-Ease. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chapel,
 
in printers’ parlance, meant his workshop. In the early days of printing, presses were set up in the chapels attached to abbeys, as those of Caxton in Westminster Abbey. (See MONK, FRIAR, etc.)   1
   Chapel. The “caucus” of journeymen printers assembled to decide any point of common interest. The chairman is called the “father of the chapel.”   2
   To hold a chapel. To hold a printers’ caucus.   3
 


 ChapelChapel-of-Ease. 

 
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