from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clerk whose business is to make entries in the proper book or books; in common usage, a clerk in a mercantile establishment who keeps a book of original entry in which all purchases and sales are recorded in the order of their occurrence.


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  • When his father went into business, he was taken as an entry-clerk; but he was such a trial that even parental solicitude could not tolerate him, and he was sent away.

    Make or Break or, The Rich Man's Daughter

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