n.— «Even so, when [D.H. Lawrence] writes that “the thought of you pedgilling away at the novel frets me” (pedgilling, a nice coinage, a cross between pencilling and abridging), the fret isn’t what Garnett will do to the text, it’s that the task is an unfair imposition: “Why can’t I do those things?”» —“Black day for the blue pencil” by Blake Morrison Observer (U.K.) Aug. 6, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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