"write," n. = "something intended to be read; a writing."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 22 19:17:26 UTC 2006

>OED cites end in Scotland in 1762, but here's a recent one,
>unquestionably influenced by the corresponding "read," n.:
>   2004 "LadyUnique" at  _Oldpoetry_
>[http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/31003] (Oct. 27):  i liked this poem
>enough to check out his other writes. how very well he penned this!
Nice.  As Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department here,
I'll try referring to the senior essay requirement "the writes of
Spring" this year to see if it catches on.


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