from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is versed in orthography.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who spells words correctly; an orthographer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in orthography; an orthographer.
It was the spelling that -- although we know W. Keyse to be no cold orthographist -- occasionally gave him pause as he perused and re-perused the greasy but passionate page.
The lady thinks (or wishes) that her father is a bad orthographist, and corrects his spelling by omitting the final m, so that the letter reads "Give him Visha," with results more satisfactory to the young lady than to her father.
Even Sam’s teasing revealed their mutual immersion in words: remarking on one of her many spectacular spelling gaffes, Sam chides her, “ ‘Sicisiors’ don’t spell scissors, you funny little orthographist.”