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copy out

To write something exactly as it appeared in another source. A noun or pronoun can be used between "copy" and "out." My grandmother used to copy out all of her favorite recipes onto index cards so that she didn't have to haul out those heavy cookbooks before each meal. Tell me when you've copied the instructions out, and I'll erase the whiteboard.
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copy out (by hand)

To write something by hand (as opposed to typing). A noun or pronoun can be used between "copy" and "out." My grandmother used to copy out all of her recipes by hand on index cards.
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copy something out (by hand)

to copy something in handwriting. I have to copy this out again. I lost the first copy. Please copy out this article for me.
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References in classic literature ?
Still it seems to me that translation from one language into another, if it be not from the queens of languages, the Greek and the Latin, is like looking at Flemish tapestries on the wrong side; for though the figures are visible, they are full of threads that make them indistinct, and they do not show with the smoothness and brightness of the right side; and translation from easy languages argues neither ingenuity nor command of words, any more than transcribing or copying out one document from another.