# Pull a proof

To print an impression intended as a proof. On newspapers the compositors pull their own proofs in slips on galleys, taking it by turns to do so. It is usual for the companionship to have a piece of wood—sometimes a piece of furniture—with the word “pull” printed on a piece of paper and stuck on. This is passed on from frame to frame as often as a proof is pulled, and is called the “Pull-stick;[”] it denotes that the party holding it is to pull the next proof. In large book-houses a pressman is employed on the ’stab to pull all proofs.—*See* Proof.

# Pull a proof

To print an impression intended as a proof. On newspapers the compositors pull their own proofs in slips on galleys, taking it by turns to do so. It is usual for the companionship to have a piece of wood—sometimes a piece of furniture—with the word “pull” printed on a piece of paper and stuck on. This is passed on from frame to frame as often as a proof is pulled, and is called the “Pull-stick”; it denotes that the party holding it is to pull the next proof. In large book-houses a pressman is employed on the ’stab to pull all proofs.—See Proofs.