ink slinger

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ink-slinger

slang A writer, especially one who produces a large amount of low-quality material for a living. I spent a lot of time after college as an ink-slinger for various newspapers and magazines while working on my first novel.

ink slinger

n. a professional writer; a newspaper reporter. The ink slingers have been at the candidates again.
See also: ink, slinger
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One of my favourite aspects of being back in Bahrain after nearly 14 years and in this role as a culinary ink slinger is that I get to burst my expat bubble and soak myself in Arabian cuisine, expanding my piquancy palette while paying homage to my childhood country.
Politico is one of the leading digital publishers in the country, yet their sole Pulitzer Prize was awarded for the political cartoons drawn by their staff ink slinger, Matt Wuerker.
Development and acquisitions team, Ink Slinger Entertainment brought the turn of the century, rugged frontier project to Five by Five Media.
A wedding show ewe won't want to miss Some of the other |exhibitors at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza by All About Ewe at Fazeley Studios on February 1 include, wedding cakes by Conjurer's Kitchen, Birmingham (top); Jamball who make felt bridal bouquets (inset); bridal shoes by Frankie Lynn (left) and Ink Slinger Art, Redditch (above) and (below) DiscoShed
Given that the American penal system does not use tattooing to identify its inmates, we are presumably being told that Blu man here got his tat from an ink slinger behind bars.
Is Jamie Thomas' reputation as an ink slinger dramatically growing?
To escape the record levels of heat Bahrain has been experiencing this summer, this dry ink slinger and his tried-and-true photographer decided to dive in to the scuba diving lessons and get the full gill experience.
Also said to be in the metal sculpting process for Cadillac Jack is a hybridized, stretched, nosed, rounded, channeled mid-century Caddy that is being created by the notorious ink slinger Baby Ray.
But if they do spew wisdom the cameras and mikes catch, the ink slingers will do their job.
Tattoo artist Ian Parkin, from Ink Slingers in Newcastle city centre, said: "It's not surprising Newcastle is one of the tattooing hotspots.
Tattoo artist Ian Parkin, from Ink Slingers in Newcastle city centre, is well known in the industry, even as far afield as Los Angeles and New York in the US.