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He gave the writer of the note sixpence and a barrel pen for his trouble.

The writer further says the metal was made from silver coins.

There is no writer of to-day who will be read twenty years after he is dead.

Let us consider, again, how preference in a writer is established.

But how had the writer of the ill-spelled missive known of that matter?

Written in pencil; he could feel the indentations where the writer had borne down.

So one might go on quoting felicity for ever from this writer.

If I can't be a great writer, I don't want to be a writer at all.

Style should not obtrude between a writer and his reader; it should be servant, not master.

Fortunately for the lover of nature no English writer has as yet popularized the Vosges.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English writere "one who can write, clerk; one who produces books or literary compositions," agent noun from writan (see write (v.)). Meaning "sign-painter" is from 1837. Writer's cramp attested by 1853; writer's block by 1950.

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