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Definition of Clerkish
1. resembling or suitable to a clerk [adj]
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Literary usage of Clerkish
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1. The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb by Maurice Henry Hewlett, Laurence Binyon, Edward James Hewlett, William Randolph Hearst, Jonathan Swift, Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Edward Verrall Lucas, Frederick Madison Smith, Mariano Tomás (1905)
"... little time I can generally command from secular calligraphy,—the pen seems to know as much and makes letters like figures—an obstinate clerkish thing. ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"At the end of twenty minutes the swing-door opens, an elderly, clerkish officer appears, and half-a-dozen from the head of the queue are let into the ..."
3. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"The only remedy is scratching out, which gives it a clerkish look. The most innocent blots are made with red .nk, ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1856)
"This is Islington, a mercantile and clerkish suburb. The people on the omnibuses—and all the omnibuses are top-heavy with outside passengers—are people from ..."
5. The Letters of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb, Alfred Ainger (1904)
"The only remedy is scratching out, which gives it a clerkish look . The most innocent blots are made with red ink, ..."