from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blank book for practice in penmanship; a copy-book.


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  • Her hair, braided by her own hands, was bound about a head, whose intellectual capacity and development were beautifully expressed in its graceful outline, and its broad open brow; her dress, arranged by herself, was a pattern of neatness and simplicity; the work she had knitted, lay beside her; her writing-book was on the desk she leaned upon. —

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • The writing-book, still on the table, was blotted with his hand.

    Vanity Fair

  • Poor Briggs went and placed herself obediently at the writing-book.

    Vanity Fair

  • I have photographs of Queen Victoria and Mr. Coan in my writing-book, and when I exhibited them they crowded round me clapping their hands, and screaming with delight when they recognized Mr. Coan.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • He had a writing-book in his pocket, and whenever any happy thought struck him he dismounted from his horse and sat down under the trees to put it into the harangue which he was preparing for the Princess, before he forgot it.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • There still remains in my hands a thick writing-book in which he tells the story of his whole life.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Out he drew a writing-book and threw it contemptuously on the ground; then a second — a third — a tenth shared the same fate.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • They took away her crucifix and her writing-book, her bloodstained clothes, the block itself, and anything else that she had touched, and burnt them to ashes in a bonfire in the castle courtyard.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Certain old and well-worn words came into his mind; they had been in his writing-book in the early school-days: "A chain is no stronger than its weakest link."

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • ” Poor Briggs went and placed herself obediently at the writing-book.

    XXV. In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton


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