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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."

    The Great God Success

  • "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

    Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography


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