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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 Thomas Babington Macaulay
A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells
The Whirlpool George Gissing
Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
History of the Jews, Vol. VI (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

a person excessively devoted to studying or reading
any of various small insects that feed on the binding paste of books, esp the book louse


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