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penny-a-liner

[pen-ee-uh-lahy-ner] /ˈpɛn i əˈlaɪ nər/
noun, Chiefly British Archaic.
1.
a hack writer.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; penny-a-line (of writing) paid for at the rate of a penny per line + -er1
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penny-a-liner

noun
1.
(rare) a hack writer or journalist
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