—v., adj.hand'set', -set"), [key]
—n., v., -set, -set•ting,
Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
to set (type) by hand.
1. (of type) set by hand.
2. (of a publication) printed directly from type set by hand.
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