(A). A small deer-forest held, for the most part, by a private
individual, and protected only by common law. Forests are royal
prerogatives, protected by the “Forest Laws.”
(A). An iron frame used by printers for holding sufficient type
for one side of a sheet. The type is first set up letter by letter in
the “composing stick,” and is then transferred to the “galley,” where
it appears in columns. It is next divided into pages, and then
transferred to the chase, where it is held tight by quoins, or small
wedges of wood. The word is French, chasse (a frame), our
case-ment. (See Stick)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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