printer's devil

printer's devil
printer's devil
an apprentice in a print shop

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  • Printer's devil — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Printer's devil — Printer Print er, n. One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman. [1913 Webster] {Printer s devil}, {Printer s gauge}. See under {Devil}, and {Gauge}. {Printer s ink}. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Printer's devil — A printer s devil was an apprentice in a printing establishment who performed a number of tasks, such as mixing tubs of ink and fetching type. A number of famous men served as printer s devils in their youth, including Ambrose Bierce, Benjamin… …   Wikipedia

  • Printer's Devil — Infobox Television episode Title = Printer s Devil Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Scene from Printer s Devil Season = 4 Episode = 111 Airdate = February 28, 1963 Production = 4864 Writer = Charles Beaumont (Based on his story “The Devil,… …   Wikipedia

  • printer's devil — devil (def. 5). [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • printer's devil — noun An apprentice printer …   Wiktionary

  • printer's devil — print′er s dev′il n. pri devil 5) • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • printer's devil — /prɪntəz ˈdɛvəl/ (say printuhz devuhl) noun → devil (def. 7) …  

  • printer's devil — noun Date: 1757 an apprentice in a printing office …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • printer's devil — young apprentice in a printing company …   English contemporary dictionary

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