pocket-edition love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book issued in a small size, as for convenience in carrying in the pocket.


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  • Throwing the windows up, so as to enjoy the scenery and freshness of the garden; sitting upon one chair, and resting a leg upon the other; alternately pouring out my coffee, and reading a pocket-edition of

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

  • Herbert-of-Cherbury posture, turning over a pocket-edition of his favorite author.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

  • This brought to light several pocket-edition firearms, which likewise went into the bag.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • La Rabanitos looked like a pocket-edition of a woman; a white little face with blue streaks about her nose and her mouth; a rachetic, wizened body; thin lips and large eyes of schlerotic blue; she dressed like an old woman, with her sombre little cloak and her black dress; such was La Rabanitos.

    The Quest

  • Lad forgot he was a dignified and stately pocket-edition of a collie.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • A shadow darkened the doorway, and for an instant a pocket-edition of a woman, in a neat but well-worn tailor-made dress, hung on my threshold.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth; a pocket-edition of the larger mansions of their friends, but with less excuse for the overelaboration since the dimensions were only twenty by a hundred.

    The Younger Set

  • Preciosa was in full feather and in high colour; she seemed like a sumptuous pocket-edition of some work bound more richly, perhaps, than it deserved to be.

    Under the Skylights

  • The consideration that the unhappy creature was cross-eyed does not seem to have affected in the least the judicial aspect of the matter, and although counsel particularly directed the Judge's attention to the fact that even if the witness looked as straight as she could, her lines of vision would meet at an angle far short of the tip of his Honor's nose, still this pocket-edition of Lord Chief-Justice JEFFRIES "blinked" the point sought to be made, and absolutely insisted that she should suffer the penalty of her alleged disrespect.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870


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