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dos "dodle away" here mean "they begin designing the stamp, but absent-minded? " Two designers at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, feeling utterly lost, neatly laid out their tools and doodled away at a John F. Kennedy commemorative stamp. (Though meant to be tentative, those Friday sketches were flawless; four days later they were in the hands of the Postmaster General, and the stamp was issued the following spring.)
May 27, 2013 1:52 PM
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"Doodling" suggests they were just sketching ideas for the stamp, drawings that weren't intended to be a final design, but just possibilities.
May 27, 2013
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