from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In newspaper and other literary work, one who is paid by space, usually by the column, line, or word.
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"Why he couldn't have made a living as a space-writer on a New York newspaper."
"goings on" in the Garden of the Gods directly under Pike's Peak -- the earth we inhabit has at no time and nowhere wanted for liveliness -- but surely it was never livelier than it now is; as the space-writer says, more