written matter

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Noun1.written matter - matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
dump - (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
fair copy - a clean copy of a corrected draft
filler - copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
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References in classic literature ?
There were a dozen lines of written matter, and what appeared to be a dozen signatures appended.
He introduced the Rev Mike Smith of Marsden, who gave a most interesting and informative talk: What They Don't Tell You About The Bible.He brought along a selection of artefacts and written matter for the Guilders to examine.
In the introduction he comments that 'a single photograph conveys so much more than pages of written matter. I have, therefore, largely allowed the illustrations to tell their own story.' What this means is that apart from the photographs that are obviously identifiable as the Rockefeller centre there is no indication of where or when any of the gardens were constructed.
* To go along with that, we offer two-way text messaging, which allows people to communicate written matter and access e-mail using their cellular phone.
Adolph Hitler in his book Mein Kampf in 1927 wrote: "All great world- shaking events have been brought about not by written matter but by the spoken word".
His malady is Compulsive Reading Syndrome, which compels him to destroy any written matter he sees.