IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; written language

Writing.

[Nouns] writing; chirography, stelography, cerography; penmanship, craftmanship; quill driving; typewriting.

writing, manuscript, MS., literae scriptae; these presents.

stroke of the pen, dash of the pen; coupe de plume; line; headline; pen and ink.

letter [more]; uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic; contraction; Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari; script.

shorthand; stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy; secret writing, writing in cipher; cryptography, stenography; phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography.

copy; transcript, rescript; rough copy, fair copy; handwriting; signature, sign manual; autograph, monograph, holograph; hand, fist.

calligraphy; good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand.

cacography, griffonage, barbouillage; bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand; scribble; pattes de mouche; ill-formed letters; pothooks and hangers.

stationery; pen, quill, goose quill; pencil, style; paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table; blackboard; ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well; typewriter.

transcription (copy) [more]; inscription (record) [more]; superscription (indication) [more]; graphology.

composition, authorship; cacoethes scribendi; graphoidea, graphomania; phrenoia.

writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver; stenographer, typewriter, typist; writer for the press (author) [more].

[Verbs] write, pen; copy, engross; write out, write out fair; transcribe; scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch; interline; stain paper; write down (record) [more]; sign (attest) [more]; enface.

compose, indite, draw up, draft, formulate; dictate; inscribe, throw on paper, dash off; manifold.

take up the pen, take pen in hand; shed ink, spill ink, dip one's pen in ink.

[Adjectives] writing; written; in writing, in black and white; under one's hand.

uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical.

[Adverbs] currente calamo; pen in hand.

[Phrases] audacter et sincere; le style est l'homme meme; "nature's noblest gift -- my gray goose quill" [Byron]; scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons [Horace]; "that mighty instrument of little men" [Byron]; "the pen became a clarion" (Longfellow].

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