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(Brit) a gift token to be exchanged for books


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  • Book–up

    a handwritten or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers. a work of fiction or nonfiction in an electronic format: Your child can listen to or read the book online. See also e-book (def 2). a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound […]

  • Book-value

    the value of a business, property, etc., as stated in a book of accounts (distinguished from market value). total assets minus all liabilities; net worth. noun the value of an asset of a business according to its books the net capital value of an enterprise as shown by the excess of book assets over book […]

  • Bookwork

    work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like. bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business. Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers. Historical Examples The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various Primary […]

  • Bookworm

    a person devoted to reading or studying. any of various insects that feed on books, especially a booklouse. Historical Examples Beginner’s Book in Language H. Jeschke A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas Lilith George MacDonald Macaulay’s Life of Samuel Johnson […]

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