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 for handwriting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Handwriting \Hand"writ`ing\ (-r[imac]t"[i^]ng), n.
     1. The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or
        person; chirography.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is written by hand; manuscript.
        [1913 Webster]
     The handwriting on the wall, a doom pronounced; an omen of
        disaster. --Dan. v. 5.
        [1913 Webster] handwritten

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something written by hand; "she recognized his
           handwriting"; "his hand was illegible" [syn: handwriting,
           hand, script]
      2: the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and
         painful for one with arthritis"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "handwriting":
     autography, calligraphy, chirography, fist, graphanalysis,
     graphology, graphometry, hand, longhand, manuscript, paleography,
     pencraft, penmanship, penscript, script, scription, scrive,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Col. 2:14). The "blotting out the handwriting" is the removal
     by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which
     we had broken.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HANDWRITING, evidence. Almost every person's handwriting has something 
  whereby it may be distinguished from the writing of others, and this 
  difference is sometimes intended by the term. 
       2. It is sometimes necessary to prove that a certain instrument or name 
  is in the handwriting of a particular person; that is done either by the 
  testimony of a witness, who saw the paper or signature actually written, or 
  by one who has by sufficient means, acquired such a knowledge of the general 
  character of the handwriting of the party, as will enable him to swear to 
  his belief, that the handwriting of the person is the handwriting in 
  question. 1 Phil. Ev. 422; Stark. Ev. h.t.; 2 John. Cas. 211; 5 John. R. 
  144; 1 Dall. 14; 2 Greenl. R. 33; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 668; 1 Nott & M'Cord, 
  554; 19 Johns. R. 134; Anthon's N. P. 77; 1 Ruffin's R. 6; 2 Nott & M'Cord, 
  400; 7 Com. Dig. 447; Bac. Ab. Evidence, M; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. 

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