Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 590 (Writing)

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#590. Writing. -- N. writing &c. v.; chirography, stelography[obs], cerography[obs]; penmanship, craftmanship[obs]; quill driving; typewriting.

writing, manuscript, MS., literae scriptae[Lat]; these presents.

stroke of the pen, dash of the pen; coupe de plume; line; headline; pen and ink.

letter &c. 561; uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic; contraction; Brahmi[obs], Devanagari, Nagari; script.

shorthand; stenography, brachygraphy[obs], tachygraphy[obs]; secret writing, writing in cipher; cryptography, stenography; phonography[obs], pasigraphy[obs], Polygraphy[obs], logography[obs].

copy; transcript, rescript; rough copy, fair copy; handwriting; signature, sign manual; autograph, monograph, holograph; hand, fist.

calligraphy; good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand.

cacography[obs], griffonage[obs], barbouillage[obs]; bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand; scribble &c. v.; pattes de mouche[Fr]; ill-formed letters; pothooks and hangers.

stationery; pen, quill, goose quill; pencil, style; paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table; blackboard; ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well; typewriter.

transcription &c. (copy) 21; inscription &c. (record) 551; superscription &c. (indication) 550; graphology.

composition, authorship; cacoethes scribendi[Lat]; graphoidea[obs], graphomania[obs]; phrenoia[obs].

writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver; stenographer, typewriter, typist; writer for the press &c. (author) 593.

V. write, pen; copy, engross; write out, write out fair; transcribe; scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch; interline; stain paper; write down &c. (record) 551; sign &c. (attest) 467; enface[obs].

compose, indite, draw up, draft, formulate; dictate; inscribe, throw on paper, dash off; manifold. take up the pen, take pen in hand; shed ink, spill ink, dip one's pen in ink.

Adj. writing &c. v.; written &c. v.; in writing, in black and white; under one's hand.

uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical[obs].

Adv. currente calamo[Sp]; pen in hand.

Phr. audacter et sincere[Lat]; le style est l'homme meme [Fr]; "nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill" [Byron]; scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons [Lat][Horace]; "that mighty instrument of little men" [Byron]; "the pen became a clarion" [Longfellow].