an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations.
another name for the I Ching
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 one of 64 hexagrams, selected at random Also called Book of Changes
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 […]
to set with or as if with a booby trap; attach a booby trap to or in.
literary skill; authorship. Historical Examples Old English Libraries Ernest Savage
a collection of ancient Egyptian papyrus books, many with elaborate illustrations, each containing prayers, hymns, incantations, and formulas for the behavior of the souls of the dead.