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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stationer who keeps on sale the articles required by lawyers, such as parchment, tape, foolscap, brief-paper, etc., and who sometimes, in England, takes in drafts or writings to be fairly copied or engrossed for lawyers.

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Examples

  • She was a kindly good motherly soul, whose husband was a journeyman law-stationer, and who kept a very decent house in Great

    Phineas Finn

  • Edmund (who was the daughter of a law-stationer) had much difficulty in behaving to Mrs Alfred with show of suavity.

    New Grub Street

  • He was the son of John Milton, a prosperous scrivener (i. e., attorney and law-stationer), a man of good family and considerable culture, especially devoted to music.

    Introductory Note

  • At a summons to his shop one day, Mr. Snagsby, the law-stationer (in whose employ the dead man was, and who has always been kind to Jo when chance has thrown him in his way), descends to find a police constable holding a ragged boy by the arm.

    Ten Boys from Dickens

  • Peter, on the contrary, was a small, meek, light-haired, short-sighted man, who had never done anything in his unromantic life, save accumulate a fortune as a law-stationer.

    The Secret Passage

  • She was a kindly good motherly soul, whose husband was a journeyman law-stationer, and who kept a very decent house in Great Marlborough Street.

    Phineas Finn

  • "This is where he lives, sir," says the law-stationer.

    Bleak House

  • Cursitor Street, is sensible of the influence not only in his mind as a sympathetic and contemplative man, but also in his business as a law-stationer aforesaid.

    Bleak House

  • "Husband a law-stationer and a friend of my own," says Mr. Bucket.

    Bleak House

  • He makes so many of these references to the law-stationer in the course of a day or two that Allan, after conferring with Mr. Jarndyce, good-naturedly resolves to call in Cook's Court, the rather, as the cart seems to be breaking down.

    Bleak House

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