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amanuensis

noun clerk, recorder, recording secreeary, scribe, scrivener, secretary, writer

AMANUENSIS. One who write another dictates. About the beginning of the sixth century,, the tabellions (q.v.) were known by this name. 1 Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. Age, n. 16.

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I think he somehow got the idea of an amanuensis from the relationship between Frederick Delius, the English composer, and his younger colleague Eric Fenby.
Theirs was a remarkable but highly-charged marriage during which Sonya became not just the mother of 13 children (the role of endless brood mare imposed by a sexually voracious husband who did not believe in contraception), but also her husband's devoted copyist and amanuensis.
ARCHY AND MEHITABEL by Don Marquis (OUT OF PRINT) Life would be infinitely poorer without the company of this immortal (if scandalous) cat and her worldly wise six-legged amanuensis
This amanuensis, an inveterate reader, was enthralled by Racine and Pascal before the Don seemingly somersaulted into his garden; and he later alludes to works by Stendhal, Dostoevsky, Thomas Mann, Georges Simenon, and Chretien de Troyes.
Having collaborated on a 2004 two-volume edition of Cooper's Afloat and Ashore, Thomas and Marianne Philbrick here present a historical introduction and supporting materials as well as the text based on the extant holography at the Yale library and the amanuensis text at the University of Virginia library.
El DRAE refiere que amanuense--del latin amanuensis, y este de manus, 'mano', y ensis, 'de, perteneciente, en relacion con'--es la persona que tiene por oficio escribir a mano, copiando o poniendo en limpio escritos ajenos, o escribiendo lo que se le dicta.
It was in JoAn, a fellow student, that he sought refuge -- by hiring her as an amanuensis to dictate his personal history to.
I was determined to take him in spite of my history, to refrain from adding to the pattern emerging from the rueful chorus: my mothers cast me as amanuensis to record their versions of the crime.
The output is phenomenal: that amanuensis first inscribes 189 sermons on the book of Acts.
The amanuensis should be a student of a class lower than the one for which the candidate is taking the examination.
Yet Wynkyn's version should also inform basic questions about how Margery's amanuensis shaped Margery's narrative for the expectations of such readers and annotators.