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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECORDER

There the Recorder of the States came to read the sentence to him.

After the sentence was read, the Recorder asked him whether he had anything to answer.

Yea, Mr. Recorder himself must not look for life from that which he himself revealeth.

I dread the time when I shall have to cannibalize the recorder.

"The recorder here was out of adjustment, sir," he said simply.

He began slowly to turn the regulating screw on the recorder.

“I think I shall have to send you to prison,” said the recorder, preparing to write.

"You may sit down, my child," said the Recorder, in a tone of encouragement.

"That was a dreadful exposure for a young girl," said the Recorder.

The insignificant sum of $2.50 is required to be paid the recorder.

WORD ORIGIN

"chief legal officer of a city," early 15c., from Anglo-French recordour (early 14c.), Old French recordeor "witness; storyteller; minstrel," from Medieval Latin recordator, from Latin recordari "remember" (see record (v.)).

Meaning "registering apparatus" is from 1873. The musical instrument is attested by this name from early 15c., from record (v.) in the obsolete sense of "practice a tune." Used by Shakespeare and Milton ("of flutes and soft recorders," "Paradise Lost"). The name, and the device, were rarely heard by mid-1800s, ousted by the flute, but enjoyed a revival after 1911 as an easy-to-play instrument for musical beginners.

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