Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
“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.”
“Then he turned to a drawing-book, belonging to Julian, and began to look at the sketches there.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I soon saw that he was bent on remaining; so, taking from my desk a drawing-book and pencil, I placed them before him.”
“---- Your smaller studies are in this, I suppose, -- I said, taking up the drawing-book with a lock on it.”
“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.”
“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.”
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