Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case to contain a pen and penholder, made of metal, horn, leather, or the like. Penners were carried at the girdle as late as the beginning of the sixteenth century. The cut represents a penner of cuir-bouilli (boiled and stamped leather), English, of the fifteenth century.
- n. In heraldry, a representation of the old pen-case or penner carried at the buttonhole or girdle. The penner and inkhorn are often borne together, and represented as fastened together by a lace or ribbon.
- n. One who pens or writes; a writer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who pens; a writer.
- n. obsolete A case for holding pens.
- pen + -er (Wiktionary)
“The query-penner in question, alas for him, is not quite in the league of V-Nabs, however.”
“First, Rob Zombie, he of the large hats and penner of Superbeast has of course gone the film route.”
“Your Grace,' he added to the Archbishop, 'ye are the greatest penner of solemn sentences that I have in my realm.”
“The picker-up, and the penner, with the rest of the shearing horde.”
“They were large brown nuts or seeds, and hanging from his girdle with his penner and inkhorn they clashed when he walked.”
“Early in life he became, as he tells us, "an author of playes and a penner of love pamphlets.”
“Corrections made to printed original.p. 569 "With Ovyddes penner ye are gretly in favor," - "ooyddes" in original, corrected by subsequent Erratum note”
“Caithness and Ker his watch and some other things out of his pocket, he gave to Loudon his silver penner, to Lothian a double ducat, and then threw off his coat.”
“And as for the third book, which treateth of the general and last destruction of Troy, it needeth not to translate it into English, for as much as that worshipful and religious man, Dan John Lidgate, monk of Bury, did translate it but late; after whose work I fear to take upon me, that am not worthy to bear his penner and ink-horn after him, to meddle me in that work.”
“What if the person you design to vote into that important post, should not only be a declared enemy of the sacramental test, but should prove to be a solicitor, an encourager, or even a penner of addresses to complain of it?”
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