1. The process of reducing the swell caused by the
sewing of a book. or the removal of the backing
shoulders of a book to be rebound, by applying
pressure to the book at the spine only, usually
between the jaws of a NIPPER (1) . See
also: KNOCKING OUT THE
OUT THE SWELL .
2. The process of applying heavy pressure of short
duration to a case-bound book for the purpose of
setting the joints before the adhesive used in
casing-in sets. See also: BUILDING-IN MACHINE .
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