Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book that lies or is kept in a fixed place. Specifically— A monastic cartulary.
“We saw him as he came out of the Swan with his ledger-book under his arm, and Will gave him a jaunty greeting: “Give you good morning, Master Giles.””
“They've applied a standard where it was "inventive" to move a common ledger-book accounting process to an automated software service.”
“They said that I must turn away and leave without a backward look, and join them in the brittle play of database and ledger-book.”
“In stressing this latter point, I had in my mind my late guardian, the boorish merchant John Allan, whose personal library was stocked to the point of ostentation with the most costly volumes of classic works—though he himself rarely spent time perusing anything more weighty than a ledger-book.”
“Lawrence, Sir Henry, K.C.B. Corps of Guides raised under his auspices; first B.itish ruler of the Punjab; foresight in provisioning the Lucknow Residency; his admirable arrangements for its defence; predicted the Mutiny fourteen years before its occurrence; his character as a Statesman and Ruler; friendliness for Natives; suggests employment of Nepalese troops; opposed to annexation of Oudh; letter to Lord Canning; his dispositions for coping with the Mutiny; memorandum in his ledger-book;”
“As if she knew it, she took her measures, rose abruptly, and after two turns about the room went to a safe, opened it, and plunged herself into the ledger-book, which she took from it.”
“The gentle Mayor kept his eyes fixed on a mighty ledger-book, pen in hand.”
“On his hearthstone, beside his ledger-book, stood the Mayor, looking with”
“On his hearthstone, beside his ledger-book, stood the Mayor, looking with a respectful admiration that puzzled himself upon the forlorn creature, who could give no reason why he should not be rather in the Gatesboro 'parish stocks than in its chief magistrate's easy-chair.”
“Richard Hakluyt, taken out of an old ledger-book formerly belonging to”
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 06 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
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