manuscript manuscript  /ˈmæn jə ˌskrɪpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the form of a literary work submitted for publication
  2. (n) handwritten book or document

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Usage(s):

  1. The drawback to the manuscript, as it stands, is that it doesn't add up to a satisfactory whole.
  2. The task of traveling to England to pick up the manuscript fell to Mark Seidenfeld, the attorney who handles all things Harry for Scholastic.
  3. Then in 1965, the manuscript was bought by New York Psychiatrist and Art Collector Arthur Sackler.

News

  1. University buys 'Confederacy of Dunces' manuscript

    University buys 'Confederacy of Dunces' manuscript (AP) — Photographs of John Kennedy Toole as a teenager and a photocopied manuscript of his novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" with handwritten corrections now belong to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The pictures show Toole — an associate professor of English at Lafayette from 1959-60 — as a teenager in Mississippi with his friend Cary ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. University buys 'Confederacy of Dunces' manuscript - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Three photos of John Kennedy Toole as a teenager and a photocopied manuscript of his novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" with handwritten corrections now belong to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where Toole taught briefly.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  3. A Confederacy of Dunces manuscript obtained by UL Lafayette Foundation

    The UL Lafayette Foundation has acquired a rare copy of a manuscript of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. The Foundation purchased Lot No. 228 at a Sotheby's auction in New York earlier this month. The acquisition includes a 290-page copy of Toole's typed manuscript, with handwritten corrections. It also includes photographs of Toole and his friend ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

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Quotes

  1. "My friends, when I pull this thing off, I have a request for my opponent," McCain said. "I want him to save that manuscript of his inaugural address, and donate it to the Smithsonian. And they can put it right next to the Chicago paper that...
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  2. Rowling said she had plenty of time while pregnant "to tinker with the manuscript to my satisfaction and I am as happy as I have ever been with the end result".
    on Dec 21, 2004 By: JK Rowling Source: BBC News

  3. "This manuscript is the first that directly shows a relationship between the nanomechanical properties and physiological function in clinical samples from patients with suspected cancer," said Quate, 1992 Medal of Science recipient.
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Calvin Quate Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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