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Definition of "writing-master" [writing-master]

  • One who teaches the art of penmanship. (noun)
  • The yellow bunting, Emberiza citrinella: so named from the irregularly scribbled lines on its eggs. Also called scribbling or writing lark, for the same reason. See cut under yellowhammer. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "writing-master" in a sentence
  • "V — — herself, her friendship for this strange French tutor and writing-master who never had any pupils having been observed by many who slightly knew her."
  • "Once more she was a fresh-cheeked lass of eighteen; she was at evening church, and the hectic writing-master and she were quavering out of the same psalm-book."
  • "“Poor thing! poor thing!” says Briggs (who was thinking of twenty-four years back, and that hectic young writing-master whose lock of yellow hair, and whose letters, beautiful in their illegibility, she cherished in her old desk upstairs)."
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