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Bryan Beca's picture
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Hi there,

I know I used to know, but the meaning of the term “slug” has escaped me! I thought it had to do with the old lead inserts for letterpress, but if someone could fill me in on exactly what they are, it would be much appreciated!

Alessandro Segalini's picture
Joined: 24 Apr 2004 - 11:00am
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Slug :

- Character designed to show paragraph breaks
http://www.owlsoup.com/foamtrain/glossary/sss.html

- A bullet from a gun like a 9 milla
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=slug&r=f

Bryan Beca's picture
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Thanks!

Steve Peter's picture
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A slug is also the term for a Linotype cast line of type.

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Joined: 24 Apr 2004 - 11:00am
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Thanks !