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(Brit) (esp formerly) (of a worker) clerical or professional, as distinguished from commercial or industrial
Historical Examples

By Desert Ways to Baghdad Louisa Jebb
A Rainy June and Other Stories Ouida
A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 William Makepeace Thackeray
Liverpool a few years since James Aspinall
Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 Ida May Hill Starr
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad


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