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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Writing \Writ"ing\, n.
1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper,
wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of
recording the ideas which characters and words express, or
of communicating them to others by visible signs.
2. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in
characters or letters; as:
(a) Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an
agreement, or the like.
(b) Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a
literary production; a book; as, the writings of
(c) An inscription.
And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the writing
was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
3. Handwriting; chirography.
Writing book, a book for practice in penmanship.
Writing desk, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon;
also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a
Writing lark (Zool.), the European yellow-hammer; -- so
called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs.
Writing machine. Same as Typewriter.
Writing master, one who teaches the art of penmanship.
Writing obligatory (Law), a bond.
Writing paper, paper intended for writing upon with ink,
usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized.
Writing school, a school for instruction in penmanship.
Writing table, a table fitted or used for writing upon.
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