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noctograph

[nok-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈnɒk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a frame used to aid the blind in writing.
Origin of noctograph
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; noct- + -o- + -graph
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  • It was a contrivance called "the noctograph," meant for the use of the blind.

    William Hickling Prescott Harry Thurston Peck

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