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.
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.
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.
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.
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.