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manuscript

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmanuscriptman‧u‧script /ˈmænjəskrɪpt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TCNa book or piece of writing before it is printedin manuscript I read his novel in manuscript. Unfortunately, parts of the original manuscript have been lost.2 ALa book or document written by hand before printing was invented a fine collection of medieval manuscripts
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manuscriptWe were shown some of the ancient manuscripts and rare books that are kept in the British Library.ancient manuscriptsThe finished manuscript was sent to the publisher on 3 January.The books were in manuscript and the text was interspersed with lively pen-and-ink sketches.He gathered up the music manuscript into a tidy pile and put his pencil slant-wise across the top.This did not deter him, as, between 1980 and 1984, he completed over 400 pages of manuscript.All Kingston's original manuscripts were lost in the fire.Among the first to see the manuscript were two of his colleagues, journalist Dontun Adebayo and editor Steve Pope.Just the chance to transcribe the manuscripts was the most fantastic luck, the greatest thing that's ever happened to me.Back went the manuscripts to other editors.Dear Professor Doctor: Your manuscript is safe.
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