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Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.

Despite all Scrivener's efforts, the gap grew less and less.

Mr. Scrivener and Captain Smith were now in fact the sustainers of the colony.

Mr. Scrivener and Mr. Percy returned from an expedition with nothing.

The young pastor, who had returned, and the scrivener headed the procession.

I do, indeed, said the Scrivener, rising gravely and bowing to me.

The Scrivener laughed as heartily as such men can, and begged me to be disabused.

The Scrivener shrugged his shoulders as though in despair, and left me to my fate.

His parents were poor, and Nicolas took up the trade of a scrivener.

I'll be eternally cursed if I give up my situation as scrivener at this point.

WORD ORIGIN

"professional penman, copyist," late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), with superfluous -er + scrivein "scribe" (c.1300), from Old French escrivain "a writer, notary, clerk" (Modern French écrivain), from Vulgar Latin *scribanem accusative of scriba "a scribe," from scribere (see script (n.)).

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