Posted by ESC on May 10, 2003
In Reply to: The toil of ink-stained hacks posted by Mei on May 10, 2003
: Could anybody tell me what the phrase 'the toil of ink-stained hacks' means? The word 'hack' here refers to the person who writes only for money.
: Thanks a lot.
Their fingers are ink-stained. Either from leaky fountain pens or from the printing press. Not sure which.