American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A blank or specially printed leaf at the beginning or end of a book.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blank leaf at the beginning or end of a book; the blank leaf of a folded circular, program, or the like.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an unprinted leaf at the beginning or end of a book, circular, programme, etc.
- n. A blank leaf in the front of back or a book.
- n. a blank leaf in the front or back of a book
“| Reply lies, flyleaf is awesome, That was a bad remix of the song.”
“On the flyleaf were his initials R.D., the letters of the handkerchief, and underneath C.D. freshly written.”
“On the flyleaf was a Greek elegiac couplet in which Dover had managed (1) to use in an apposite and humorous way a Greek word whose meaning we had discussed in a co-authored article, disputing its translation with John Finnis; (2) to express pleasure at the collaboration; and (3) to compare the "daring" outspokenness of our article to that of his own memoir-all with not only impeccable meter and style, but also graciousness, wit, and elegance.”
“Inside the flyleaf was a white envelope with the name Terry written on it, in Ernie’s appalling script.”
“For reasons that gradually become clear, these rules call to mind the "general resolves" scribbled on the flyleaf of a Hopalong Cassidy book by the young title character in the "The Great Gatsby.”
“The front free flyleaf was gone, removing half of that double page spread.”
“I picked it up and saw that the front free flyleaf (or FFF, a term I had never heard) was gone exposing the title page when you open up the book.”
“In his illustrious career, only one academic title seems to have eluded him: scuba-diving instructor at Tufts, a job he sought, he says, because it would have amused him to list the credential on the "flyleaf of my next book.”
“On the flyleaf of the diary found on his body, he had written "My Pledge," vowing to persevere as though "the whole struggle depended on me alone.”
““And you say this”—he flipped to the flyleaf then back to the proffered page—“Dudley Squires met a sticky end?””
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A list of bookbinding terms and phrases, for assembling new or repairing/reassembling old books.
Words used in the rare book trade (of which I was once a part). For more about how such books are put together, see hernesheir's excellent The Bindery.
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