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  • n. Plural form of penny-a-liner.


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  • Continually puffed besides by incompetent magistrates anxious to conceal their own deficiencies, and hand-in-glove with the penny-a-liners of that time, they became a sort of superstition.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • And even unto the present time the hospitality of the South, shorn of its profuseness and grandiloquence, is frequently the theme of newspaper hacks and magazine penny-a-liners.

    Black and White

  • This country is surely the paradise of painters and penny-a-liners; and when one reads of M. Horace Vernet at Rome, exceeding ambassadors at Rome by his magnificence, and leading such a life as Rubens or Titian did of old; when one sees

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Homais by this hour knew it almost by heart, and he repeated it from end to end, with the reflections of the penny-a-liners, and all the stories of individual catastrophes that had occurred in

    Madame Bovary

  • Speaking of plays, I am going again to expose myself to insults of the populace and the penny-a-liners.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Every scribbler of the day who has a Perryian pen in hand, is pleased to exercise it on the decline of the drama; one of the legitimate targets of penny-a-liners.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844

  • Accordingly nothing but the trumpery of mere penny-a-liners is brought forward, though this sometimes assumes an appearance of originality.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 8, August 19, 1850

  • One day it went in dinners given to brethren who deliver diplomas of genius; another day it went in money lent to Grub-Street penny-a-liners who were starving; again it went to found petty newspapers established to demolish old reputations and raise new ones, and to die of inanition at their fifth number for want of a sixth subscriber.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864

  • I've heard it frequently said by some of your penny-a-liners -- I believe that is what you literary gentlemen call yourselves -- that, authorship reaps very poor pay.

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.

  • He could teach the penny-a-liners a trick of the trade worth knowing.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860


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