Thursday, 15 November 2012



-verb (used without object)
1. let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer's proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled)
-verb (used with object)
2. to mark (a manuscript, printer's proof, etc.) with the word “stet” or with dots as a direction to let cancelled material remain.

This was never intended,
A mere incident at the binder.
But the author was adamant,
Imperious “Stet! Stet! Stet!””
Scribbled all over the margins.

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