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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Writer  \Writ"er\,  n.  [AS.  wr[=i]tere.] 
  1.  One  who  writes,  or  has  written;  a  scribe;  a  clerk. 
 
  They  [came]  that  handle  the  pen  of  the  writer. 
  --Judg.  v.  14. 
 
  My  tongue  is  the  pen  of  a  ready  writer.  --Ps.  xlv. 
  1. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  engaged  in  literary  composition  as  a 
  profession;  an  author;  as  a  writer  of  novels. 
 
  This  pitch,  as  ancient  writers  do  report,  doth 
  defile.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  clerk  of  a  certain  rank  in  the  service  of  the  late  East 
  India  Company,  who  after  serving  a  certain  number  of 
  years,  became  a  factor. 
 
  {Writer  of  the  tallies}  (Eng.  Law),  an  officer  of  the 
  exchequer  of  England,  who  acted  as  clerk  to  the  auditor  of 
  the  receipt,  and  wrote  the  accounts  upon  the  tallies  from 
  the  tellers'  bills.  The  use  of  tallies  in  the  exchequer 
  has  been  abolished.  --Wharton  (Law.  Dict.) 
 
  {Writer's}  {cramp,  palsy,  or  spasm}  (Med.),  a  painful 
  spasmodic  affection  of  the  muscles  of  the  fingers,  brought 
  on  by  excessive  use  as  in  writing,  violin  playing, 
  telegraphing,  etc  Called  also  {scrivener's  palsy}. 
 
  {Writer  to  the  signet}.  See  under  {Signet}. 




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