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  • Part of speech: verb
  • Definition: The process of molding the spine of a text block into an arc of approximately one-third of a circle, which in the process produces the characteristic concave fore edge of the book. Rounding takes place after the spine has been given a light coat of adhesive, and is accomplished by means of light hammering along the spine with a round-headed hammer.1

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Language Translated term Source of translation (if exist) Sense of translation / notes
Deutsch/German Rundungstatus=preferred
français/French arrondissure preferred
русский/Russian кругление корешкаstatus=preferred



  1. ^  | | | | | |  Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.