Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See calligrapher, etc.

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Examples

  • I really, really have tried to find some ancient, gnarled caligrapher to inscribe in adequate yet truthful Chinese characters the simple phrase - "Well yes really I should have smoked the profered weed at that Kinks' concert so long ago, and had I done so my life would have been so wonderfully enhanced if not utterly changed" - but I have failed as the language has failed.

    "Crisis = opportunity + danger."

  • The experts in handwriting are clever enough, and mean to be true; but every expert in a case, be he doctor, caligrapher, or phrenologist, has some unknown quantity of bias, and must almost of necessity, if he is on the one side or the other, exercise it, however unintentional it may be.

    The Reminiscences Of Sir Henry Hawkins

  • It passed into the great collection at White Knights, which then contained, in addition to some of the rarest English books, the 'Bedford Missal,' another missal given by Queen Louise to Marguerite d'Angoulême, and a volume of prayers from the hand of the caligrapher Nicolas Jany.

    The Great Book-Collectors

  • This declaration made, I will furnish a translation of the address, in the words used by the caligrapher himself:

    Memoirs of Robert-Houdin

  • That sympathy was always ready, and, as he returned it, an affection sprung up between the old painter and the young caligrapher that was doubly characteristic of the time.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • Peter Bales, a celebrated caligrapher in the reign of Elizabeth, astonished the eyes of beholders by showing them what they could not see; for in the Harleian MSS. 530, we have a narrative of "a rare piece of work brought to pass by Peter Bales, an Englishman, and a clerk of the chancery;" it seems by the description to have been the whole Bible

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • I really, really have tried to find some ancient, gnarled caligrapher to inscribe in adequate yet truthful Chinese characters the simple phrase - "Well yes really I should have smoked the profered weed at that Kinks' concert so long ago, and had I done so my life would have been so wonderfully enhanced if not utterly changed" - but I have failed as the language has failed."

    "Crisis = opportunity + danger."

  • "Fellow Geese and Goslings, -- Julius Cæsar, when he laid the first stone of the rock of Gibraltar -- Mr. Carstairs, the celebrated caligrapher, when he indited the inscription on the Rosetta stone -- Cleopatra, when she hemmed Anthony's bandanna with her celebrated needle -- the Colossus of

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841

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