from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book containing music.


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  • “I believe uncle made her play it expressly to drive us away,” said Massin; “for I saw him give that little minx a wink as she opened the music-book.”


  • Madame de Florac: and when they went downstairs and had their work before them — Liddy her gilt music-book, Lizzy her embroidered altar-cloth, mamma her scarlet cloak for one of the old women — they had the agony of seeing the barouche over the railings whisk by, with the Park people inside, and Barnes driving the four horses.

    The Newcomes

  • In came a fiddler with a music-book, and went up to the lofty desk, and made an orchestra of it, and tuned like fifty stomach-aches.

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  • Thus, therefore, he let the subject drop, and when the coffee-service was removed, proceeded to console Hortense by fetching her music-book and guitar; and having arranged the ribbon of the instrument round her neck with a quiet fraternal kindness he knew to be all-powerful in soothing her most ruffled moods, he asked her to give him some of their mother's favourite songs.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Could he have modeled her future course according to his own wishes, he would have had her live a gentle life for the next three years, with a pencil perhaps in her hand or a music-book before her; — and then come forth, cleaned as it were by such quarantine from the impurity to which she had been subjected.

    The Duke's Children

  • She held her old music-book clutched fast mechanically in both hands.

    No Name

  • A little old-fashioned music-book appeared among the scattered papers, with her name written in it, in faded ink.

    No Name

  • But Lemm sat a long while on his bed, a music-book on his knees.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • As for Miss Mundy, though she shut her music-book and retired into the wings, she glared at Richard as if she could have eaten him; while the audience, defrauded of its amusement, turned nasty, and started to boo and groan.

    Ultima Thule

  • Besides, she already had his music-book on the rack, the stool screwed up, and herself stood behind it to turn the pages.

    Ultima Thule

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