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 for Composing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compose \Com*pose"\ (k[o^]m*p[=o]z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Composed; p. pr. & vb. n. Composing.] [F. composer; com-
     + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the
     origin is different. See Pose, v. t.]
     1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts;
        to put together; to make up; to fashion.
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              Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of
              all pious affection.                  --Bp. Sprat.
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     2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to
        constitute.
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              Their borrowed gold composed
              The calf in Oreb.                     --Milton.
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              A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual
              possessions.                          --I. Watts.
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     3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or
        put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of
        forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or
        proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a
        symphony, or a picture.
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              Let me compose
              Something in verse as well as prose.  --Pope.
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              The genius that composed such works as the
              "Standard" and "Last Supper".         --B. R.
                                                    Haydon.
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     4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in
        proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
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              In a peaceful grave my corpse compose. --Dryden.
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              How in safety best we may
              Compose our present evils.            --Milton.
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     5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to
        soothe; to calm; to quiet.
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              Compose thy mind;
              Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order
        for printing; to set (type).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Composing \Com*pos"ing\, a.
     1. Tending to compose or soothe.
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     2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition.
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     Composing frame (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type
        when in use.
  
     Composing rule (Print.), a thin slip of brass or steel,
        against which the type is arranged in a composing stick,
        or by the aid of which stickfuls or handfuls or type are
        lifted; -- called also setting rule.
  
     Composing stick (Print.), an instrument usually of metal,
        which the compositor holds in his left hand, and in which
        he arranges the type in words and lines. It has one open
        side, and one adjustable end by means of which the length
        of the lines, and consequently the width of the page or
        column, may be determined.
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