from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Clerkly skill; scholarliness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Scholarship.
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- noun obsolete
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But, given that it is very hard to measure in any objective way “judiciousness” or “clerkliness,” we rely on proxies to make thecall.
Ralf Percy's mockery of his clerkliness, but there was more real distaste for all that appertained to the past days that he now despised.
The letter found in the hut is also somewhat different; for while at the Encantadas he was informed that, not only did it evince a certain clerkliness, but was full of the strangest satiric effrontery which does not adequately appear in Porter's version.
They are but musty beds in which old clerkliness lies asleep! "