from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book for practice in drawing, made of leaves of drawing-paper, usually blank, but, sometimes partially printed with elementary designs to be copied in the blank spaces.


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  • I ran across your website doing a search for Ed Emberley, one of mine and my kids' favorite drawing-book people.

    Loaded Questions: Interview with Prolific Children's author Ed Emberley 2008

  • They told me that I was kindly welcome to stay there as long as it pleased me; and knowing how fond I was of making pictures, after beholding my drawing-book, every farmer among them gave me leave to come into his fields, though he never had heard there was any thing there worth painting.

    Erema Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Then he turned to a drawing-book, belonging to Julian, and began to look at the sketches there.

    Five Go To Smugglers Top Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1983

  • I gobbled it down, looking weak and sorry, while Mother straightened the bed, gave me my pencil and drawing-book, my beads and toys, and chattered of treats to come.

    Cider With Rosie Lee, Laurie 1959

  • But nothing comes of all this, -- and nothing has come of my sagacious idea of finding out the girl's fancies by looking into her locked drawing-book.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859 Various

  • We were soon out of hearing; but we could still see the mute astonishment of the disappointed Swede, as he stood bolt upright, a pencil in one hand, and a large drawing-book in the other.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition William A. Ross

  • A pretty drawing-book, a nicely cut No. 2 Faber's drawing pencil, a piece of _black_ India rubber, some pieces of tissue-paper to cover the drawings, unless the drawing-book is furnished with tissue-paper.

    Harper's Young People, March 9, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly Various

  • These were, to get a sight of the young girl's drawing-book, which I suspected had her heart shut up in it, and to get a look into the little gentleman's room.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859 Various

  • I soon saw that he was bent on remaining; so, taking from my desk a drawing-book and pencil, I placed them before him.

    Strange Visitors Henry J. Horn

  • ---- Your smaller studies are in this, I suppose, -- I said, taking up the drawing-book with a lock on it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859 Various


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