n.1.A textualist; a textman.
The crabbed textualists of his time.
- Milton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Of course Milton needed original ideas: to the usual Puritan burden of rationalizing sex, he had to justify divorce by breaking with the "crabbed textuists" of his day.
As a number of textuists have argued of late, if print was the most compatible medium for Greg-Bowers definitiveness (because of the sense of permanence and solidity(41)), then the ephemerality of the electronic impulse and the constant interchangeability of hypertext links may turn out to be the most compatible to a period of post-structuralist indeterminacy.