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The toil of ink-stained hacks

Posted by ESC on May 10, 2003

In Reply to: The toil of ink-stained hacks posted by Mei on May 10, 2003

: Hi,

: 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.

: Mei

Their fingers are ink-stained. Either from leaky fountain pens or from the printing press. Not sure which.