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quill driver

noun, Facetious.
1.
a person who does a great deal of writing.
Origin of quill driver
1750-1760
1750-60
Related forms
quill driving, noun
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  • A mere cashier—a quill-driver, a—well, a man like me—even he has a little of what is called feeling, you know.

    A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen
  • The very sight of that quill-driver is like poison and brimstone to me.

    Love and Intrigue Friedrich Schiller
  • A tyrannical little beast of a quill-driver from the Treasury department.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • I believe that prefect's quill-driver was humbugging us when he said Asgard was only ten days' sail up.'

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • This quill-driver will publish details of how my wife scolds, which will make me the laughing-stock of all the town.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas

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