Thesaurus / commonplace book
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He was calm in the conviction that he could measure and calculate the universe, and draw its plan in his commonplace book.

IdolatryJulian Hawthorne

She had copied them into her commonplace book, doubtless without guile.

The sentences which seem at first sight copied from a commonplace book, are found to be appropriate.

I suppose because nothing really worth noting has occurred, and it is not for nothing that a diary is called a commonplace book.

FlintMaud Wilder Goodwin

Mrs. Jameson was a connoisseur in "hands," as we gather from her Commonplace Book, just mentioned.

Toronto of OldHenry Scadding

A commonplace book contains many notions in garrison, whence the owner may draw out an army into the field on competent warning.

My memory is well stored, but unfortunately I have never kept a diary or commonplace book of any kind.

And yet it appears to have been deliberately copied with some amplification from an entry in his last year's commonplace book.

Robert BurnsPrincipal Shairp.

For what though his head be empty, provided his commonplace book be full?

He half remembered some of his sporting stories, and supplemented these by gleanings from his own commonplace book.

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