Nyctographs and Geniuses

From the Oxford English Dictionary: Your word for today is: nyctograph, n. nyctograph, n. Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈnɪktə(ʊ)grɑːf/, /ˈnɪktə(ʊ)graf/,  U.S. /ˈnɪktoʊˌgræf/, /ˈnɪkdoʊˌgræf/ Etymology: <  nycto- comb. form + -graph comb. form. Compare French nyctographe machine enabling the blind to write or the sighted to write in the dark (1818–19 or earlier), and Hellenistic Greek νυκτογραϕία writing by night. Compare also earlier noctograph n. A device invented by Charles Dodgson (‘Lewis Carroll’) with which aContinue reading “Nyctographs and Geniuses”

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