writing-machine love

writing-machine

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A typewriter.

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Examples

  • "The ministers are to govern alone, and I am to have only the right of being a sort of writing-machine to sign their decrees."

    Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

  • It was in 1866 that he began to experiment with a writing-machine, and his first one, which was patented two years later, was as big as a sewing-machine.

    American Men of Mind

  • I am trying to get the hang of this new-fangled writing-machine, but am not making a shining success of it.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • A secretary should be a mere writing-machine, and I do not believe an elderly person could be that.

    The House of Martha

  • That is to say, he was a writing-machine of which Sir Roger made use to do certain work which could not well be adjusted without some contrivance.

    Doctor Thorne

  • "Is that meant for a reproach?" said Father d'Aigrigny, who began to think that Rodin was something more than a mere writing-machine.

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

  • Father d'Aigrigny shrugged his shoulders, and reproached himself for having asked advice of this writing-machine, that served him for

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

  • Father d'Aigrigny shrugged his shoulders, and reproached himself for having asked advice of this writing-machine, that served him for a secretary, and to whom he only ascribed three qualities -- memory, discretion, and exactness.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 05

  • Before this matter was discussed I may have seen you in the village, but I never had known you even by sight, and from what that good lady said of you I supposed that you were decidedly middle-aged in feeling, if not in years; that you were extremely grave and studious, and wished, when engaged upon literary composition, to be entirely oblivious of your surroundings; and that you desired an amanuensis who should be simply a writing-machine, -- who would in no way annoy you by intruding upon you any evidence that she possessed a personality.

    The House of Martha

  • The Abbe d'Aigrigny saw in me nothing but a writing-machine, an obtuse, mute, blind instrument -- "

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

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