Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who works with a quill or pen; a scrivener; a clerk.
“When the art of printing was discovered, many a quill-driver was reduced to starvation.”
“Aune: Would you have admired the art so greatly if you had been a quill-driver in those days, sir?”
“A mere cashier — a quill-driver, a — well, a man like me — even he has a little of what is called feeling, you know.”
“For the good solicitor had spent some time in the chambers of a famous conveyancer in London, and prided himself upon deducing title, directly, exhaustively, and yet tersely, in one word, scientifically, and not as the mere quill-driver.”
“Suddenly behind my back some ass blew his nose with great force, and at the same time another quill-driver jumped up and went out on the landing hastily.”
“And first, as I know she has a fervent wish to see me a quill-driver, I must tell her that I begin, as people are wont to do, to look upon my future profession with great partiality.”
“Don't you be alarmed, old quill-driver, they'll never run a strike of that kind for more than a day.”
“I felt sure that something out of the way was about to happen, and that the silent quill-driver was tasting a quiet joke.”
“This emphatic He was the supreme authority, the Marine Superintendent, the Harbour-Master -- a very great person in the eyes of every single quill-driver in the room.”
“Bathos", drew down upon the authors a torrent of abuse from every quill-driver and poetaster who had been in reality attacked or fancied himself ridiculed.”
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