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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDBOOK

As far as possible mere matters of opinion have been excluded from this handbook.

At all events here it is—this program or handbook of the beliefs for a people.

Well, it's loitering in a gambling resort and playing the handbook.

"So the Handbook tacticians knew what they were about," Stryker said minutes later.

For details as to these matters, see my Handbook of Astronomy, 4th ed., vol.

"Defeat does not down him" the Handbook had said; and he was not downed.

Also, no law of the twelve in the Handbook forbade a scout to weep.

"He is resourceful—it's in the handbook," Wig said, very sober like.

That this will become a handbook on the subject of which it treats cannot be doubted.

Amusing as a narrative, instructive as a handbook of French conversation.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English handboc; see hand (n.) + book (N.). It translates Latin manualis, and was displaced in Middle English by manual (from French), and later in part by enchiridion (from Greek). Reintroduced 1814, but execrated through much of 19c. as "that very ugly and very unnecessary word" [Trench].

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HANDBOOK

bible

nounholy book; authoritative book
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