- (archaic) A lover of learning; a scholar.
- 1824, Rev. Philip Skelton, The Complete Works of the Late Rev. Philip Skelton, Rector of Fintona, page 27:
- : For this (in my humble opinion, not very important purpose, and fitter to employ the talent of a than a Newton) he and Leibnitz, much about the same, struck out a fluxional method, which they both took for a demonstration.
- 1896, John Bach McMaster?, Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters, page 108:
- : Jerman for twenty years past had been the author of a Quaker almanac, and had for about the same time been engaged in a fierce almanac warfare with Jacob Taylor, a and a printer of Friends" books.
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