from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book giving directions and forms for the writing of letters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who communicates by means of letters
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The blotting pads used by Baron Kotze, both at the Union Club and elsewhere, were subjected to much the same microscopic examination as those of Duke Ernest-Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein, and when at length a distinct degree of similarity was discovered to exist between the caligraphy of the anonymous letter writer and the impressions which figured on the blotting pads habitually used by Baron Kotze, Baron Schrader drew up a report on the subject, charging Baron Kotze with being the author of the letters, and presented it to the emperor.
One letter writer called Getty “the worse sic person that ever walked.”
After this reference to Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who created the monster in Ms. Shelley’s 1818 novel, the academic letter writer shot a bolt of juice into the lifeless coinage dodge with “If they want to sell us Frankenfood, perhaps it’s time to gather the villagers, light some torches and head to the castle.”