Penny-a-liner Pen"ny-a-lin"er, n. One who furnishes matter to public journals at so much a line; a poor writer for hire; a hack writer. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

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  • Penny-a-liner — (engl., spr. ä lainer), Bezeichnung für einen Zeitungsberichterstatter, »der einen Penny für die Zeile erhält«, geringschätzig: »Zeilenschreiber«, »Zeilenschinder« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Penny-a-liner — (engl., spr. ĕ leiner), geringschätzende Bezeichnung eines Zeitungsreporters, der »einen Penny für die Zeile« erhält …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • penny-a-liner — /pen ee euh luy neuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. Archaic. a hack writer. [1825 35; penny a line (of writing) paid for at the rate of a penny per line + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • penny-a-liner — ˈpenēəˈlīnə(r) noun Etymology: from penny a line, adjective (from the phrase a penny a line) + er : a hack writer or journalist …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny-a-liner — pen·ny a lin·er …   English syllables

  • penny-a-liner — /pɛni ə ˈlaɪnə/ (say penee uh luynuh) noun Obsolete a hack writer …   Australian English dictionary

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