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 for Stereotype block
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stereotype \Ste"re*o*type\, n. [Stereo- + -type: cf. F.
     1. A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of
        an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically,
        a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
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     Note: A stereotype, or stereotypr plate, is made by setting
           movable type as for ordinary printing; from these a
           cast is taken in plaster of Paris, paper pulp, or the
           like, and upon this cast melted type metal is poured,
           which, when hardened, makes a solid page or column,
           from which the impression is taken as from type.
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     2. The art or process of making such plates, or of executing
        work by means of them.
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     Stereotype block, a block, usually of wood, to which a
        stereotype plate is attached while being used in printing.
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