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Process for binding the signatures of a book together using cords.
sewing sewing frame bed slot temple upright cord crossbar

sewing frame click to hear

Wooden frame used to sew together the signatures of a book.

bed click to hear

slot click to hear

Opening in which the cords are wedged.

temple click to hear

Small movable wooden slat placed inside the slot to keep the cords in place.

upright click to hear

One of two vertical pieces of threaded wood that is turned to adjust the height of the crossbar.

cord click to hear

Thread used to sew together signatures by fitting it into the grooves.

crossbar click to hear

Crosspiece whose height is adjustable; rings are looped around it to support the cords.