The Botereid

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Speaking of "leaf" as the word for "sheet of paper," how many people know "grass" as printer's slang for the scraps left over from trimming sheets? Now, if you recall that Walt Whitman worked in a print shop, perhaps Leaves of Grass takes on another life.

(Spiriting. That it's the fifth result for such a frequent word.)


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