Where they jotted down notes and clipped readings, we tweet short blurbs and recommended links.
Roughly a century after he jotted down his scandal-soaked observations, his notes were finally made public.
A cousin took me to the National Frontier Trail Museum, where I jotted down dutiful notes.
He consulted a list on which he had jotted down a few names in pencil.
He was quite right: number 514, series 23, was jotted down on the fly-leaf.
The frown deepened on her smooth forehead as she jotted down her subjects on the sheet of paper before her.
A few notes for his guidance had been jotted down earlier in the day.
While still undecided, he jotted down ninety-nine different subjects, sixty-one Scriptural, thirty-eight from British history.
And he jotted it down in his note-book, near the prices of Dare Devil and Cataplasm.
In some he had jotted down a name and a date, or a word which stood for a whole train of ideas.
1520s, borrowing of Latin jota, variant spelling of Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything.
"to make a short note of," 1721, from jot (n.). Related: Jotted; jotting.
or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.