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manuscript

noun [C]     /ˈmæn.jʊ.skrɪpt/
the original copy of a book or article before it is printed : He sent the 400-page manuscript to his publisher .Pieces of writing an old document or book written by hand in the times before printing was invented : It is thought that the manuscript is the work of a monk and dates from the twelfth century .Kinds of books
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