Listening to her speak to Richard Ford at the 92nd Street Y as part of the pen World Voices Festival, it was easy to see why.
Mrs. Astor managed to pen her initials near, though not in, the boxes designating the changes.
One of them realizes she is paid less as a part-time employee of pen than she would be as a burger-flipper or a car-wash girl.
And the fact that it traps more heat is as well-established as the gravity that pulls that pen to the table top.
He served as president of the Independent Chinese pen Center from 2003 to 2007, and holds a seat on its board.
But it was nearly two weeks before Jim talked with pen again.
But here, run away with my pen, I suffer my mother to be angry with me on her own account.
Two warriors had left the lodge of Brown Mink and were crossing the pen.
I lay down my pen here, that you may consider of it a little, if you please.
But the pen trembles to relate what, through the divine power, happened.
"writing implement," late 13c., from Old French pene "quill pen; feather" (12c.) and directly from Latin penna "a feather, plume," in plural "a wing," in Late Latin, "a pen for writing," from Old Latin petna, pesna, from PIE *pet-na-, suffixed form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)).
Latin penna and pinna "a feather, plume;" in plural "a wing;" also "a pinnacle; battlement" (see pin (n.)) are treated as identical in Watkins, etc., but regarded as separate (but confused) Latin words by Tucker and others, who derive pinna from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (cf. spike (n.1)) and see the "feather/wing" sense as secondary.
In later French, this word means only "long feather of a bird," while the equivalent of English plume is used for "writing implement," the senses of the two words thus are reversed from the situation in English. Pen-and-ink (adj.) is attested from 1670s. Pen name is recorded from mid-19c.
"enclosure for animals," Old English penn, penne, "enclosure, pen, fold," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Old English pinn "pin, peg" (see pin (n.)) on notion of a bolted gate or else "structure made of pointed stakes."
late 15c., from pen (n.). Related: Penned; penning.
"to enclose in a pen," c.1200, from Old English *pennian, from the source of pen (n.2). Related: Penned; penning.