work and tumble

verb
variants: or work and flop

Definition of work and tumble

:to print by the work-and-tumble method

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First Known Use of work and tumble

1903


work-and-tumble

adverb (or adjective)
variants: or work-and-flop

Definition of work-and-tumble

:with all the pages of a signature imposed in one form so that when the sheet is printed, turned over side for side, backed, and cut two complete copies result

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First Known Use of work-and-tumble

1931


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