the destruction of writings of which the subject, the view of the author, or the like is considered politically or socially objectionable: used as a means of censorship or oppression. Historical Examples Notes and Queries, Number 236, May 6, 1854 Various The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
a set of shelves for books. Contemporary Examples Can Pulp Win the Booker? Allen Barra September 6, 2011 Historical Examples Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife Marion Mills Miller An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner The Prophet of Berkeley Square Robert Hichens Chatterbox, 1906 Various The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells Sentimental Education, Volume II Gustave […]
I Ching. an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations. noun another name for the I Ching noun an ancient Chinese book of divination and a source of Confucian and Taoist philosophy. Answers to questions and advice may be obtained by referring to the text accompanying […]
a company or other organization that sells books to its subscribers, often at a discount and usually through the mail. a club organized for the discussion and reviewing of books. Historical Examples The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847 John Rae Station […]