Scrivener's palsy
Scrivener Scrive"ner (? or ?), n. [From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. ['e]crivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to write. See {Scribe}.] 1. A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The writer better scrivener than clerk. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A writing master. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Scrivener's palsy}. See {Writer's cramp}, under {Writer}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scrivener's palsy — Palsy Pal sy, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.] (Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. One sick of the palsy. Mark ii. 3. [1913 Webster] {Bell s palsy},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrivener's palsy — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrivener's palsy — noun : writer s cramp * * * scrivener s palsy noun Writer s cramp • • • Main Entry: ↑scrivener …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrivener's palsy — writer s blindness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bell's palsy — Palsy Pal sy, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.] (Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. One sick of the palsy. Mark ii. 3. [1913 Webster] {Bell s palsy},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writer's palsy — Writer Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palsy — Pal sy, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.] (Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. One sick of the palsy. Mark ii. 3. [1913 Webster] {Bell s palsy}, paralysis of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrivener — Scrive ner (? or ?), n. [From older scrivein, OF. escrivain, F. [ e]crivain, LL. scribanus, from L. scribere to write. See {Scribe}.] 1. A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrivener —   n. writer out of documents; lawyer.    ♦ scrivener s palsy, writer s cramp.    ♦ scrivenery, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Palsy — Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement (motor function). For example, Bell’s palsy is localized paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. The word “palsy” is a corruption (and… …   Medical dictionary

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