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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEAF THROUGH

He must have known—for news such as this travels from leaf to leaf through the forest.

Sunlight is stored in every leaf, from leaf through coal, and it comforts us thence when days are dark and we cannot see the sun.

This consisted of inhaling the fumes of the leaf through a Y-shaped device applied to the nostrils.

As you look at those documents—would you leaf through all the pages I have mentioned?

WORD ORIGIN

"to turn over (the pages of a book)," 1660s, from leaf (n.). The notion of a book page also is in the phrase to turn over a (new) leaf (1570s). Related: Leafed; leaved; leafing.

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