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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOOKS

Moreover, Master Hansen bound, as well as printed his books.

There was a little confusion as the books were closed and the pens were wiped.

These books are issued to the hands employed by the firm free.

I shouldn't at all care to change banker's books with him on chance.

Clayton knew it very well, and the trick of examining the books was all a fudge.

These books are classified and so arranged as to be of immediate use.

Some books were in frequent use, but others were not forgotten.

Mr. Gladstone knew what books he had and was familiar with their contents.

To decide the question, I read two books; one agrees with you, and the other with Hardy.

This shows that the books were certainly compiled after the rebuilding of the city.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English boc "book, writing, written document," traditionally from Proto-Germanic *bokiz "beech" (cf. German Buch "book" Buche "beech;" see beech), the notion being of beechwood tablets on which runes were inscribed, but it may be from the tree itself (people still carve initials in them). The Old English word originally meant any written document. Latin and Sanskrit also have words for "writing" that are based on tree names ("birch" and "ash," respectively). Meaning "libretto of an opera" is from 1768. A betting book is from 1856.

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