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1. Architecture A narrow, flat molding.
2. Printing A flat piece of wood used to separate lines of type.

[French réglet, from Old French, diminutive of regle, ruler, from Latin rēgula, rod; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Architecture) a flat narrow architectural moulding
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a strip of oiled wood used for spacing between lines of hot metal type. Compare lead27
[C16: from Old French, literally: a little rule, from regle rule, from Latin rēgula]
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My first day, an elderly gentleman sat me down with various lengths of reglets and, using German vocabulary I had yet to acquire, described the process of setting type.
Preparatory work to dlignement verge of purges on floor, reprofiling the finisher, planing of reglets or milling, as well as erasing horizontal signaling and bridging cracks are also on the march.
Reglets break the surface tension between water and the projection channel, allowing water to fall rather than to adhere to the surface.

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