Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Like everything else in that neighborhood, it was covered with picture writing.

"Why, this is what they call Injun picture writing," replied Red, obligingly.

The art of picture writing was familiar to all these peoples.

It was common also among the Aztecs, but they used “picture writing.”

The symbol for a priest in the early Egyptian picture writing was a jackal.

Picture writing also seems to have made its first appearance in this period.

Every little mark had a meaning of its own in his experienced eyes, for he had seen much of this Indian picture writing.

Their picture writing was scratched on stones or cut or painted on bark or wood.

Yet the people at that time could read their picture writing just as easily as we can the Alphabet writing.

So the writing they brought to Greece was quite different from the picture writing they had learned from the Egyptians.