any of numerous minute, wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, often living among books or papers.
noun (pl) -lice
any small insect of the order Psocoptera, esp Trogium pulsatorium (common booklouse), a wingless species that feeds on bookbinding paste, etc
a list of books, especially a list of recommended or required readings.
facts and information about books, especially about authors and circumstances of publication. book learning. Historical Examples Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
a person who enjoys reading books. Historical Examples Polly of the Hospital Staff Emma C. Dowd The American Spirit in Literature, Bliss Perry The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections A. Edward Newton The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman Little Journeys to the Homes of […]
the respiratory organ of a spider, scorpion, or other arachnid, composed of thin, membranous structures arranged like the leaves of a book. book lung (bk) The breathing organ of scorpions, spiders, and some other arachnids. It consists of membranes arranged in several parallel folds like the pages of a book.