Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing receipts, in either sense 3 or sense 4.
“He seated himself upon this and began to lay out inkhorn, ledgers, and receipt-book, as composed in his manner as though he were still behind his lace curtains in Edinburgh.”
“She had a large manuscript receipt-book — every quality, in a word, which indicated a virtuous and well-bred English female mind.”
“But Amy had no natural genius either for the loom, the needle, or the receipt-book.”
“Miss Prissy was in her glory; every bow of her best cap was alive with excitement, and she presented to the eyes of the astonished Newport gentry an animated receipt-book.”
“For my part, I enjoy the old-fashioned diary, -- a sort of almanac, confessional, receipt-book, and daily paper rolled together; so I will just go on in my humdrum way.”
“Committee, who have a receipt-book, where their earning and their expenditure may be seen at any time, by the day or week.”
“My daily occupation -- to inspect the dairy, superintend the poultry, make extracts from the family receipt-book, and comb my aunt Deborah's lap-dog.”
“A clergyman of the party had, indeed, a receipt-book, but this did not sufficiently explain the process.”
“He reached for the receipt-book as she finished counting the money.”
“My daily occupation to inspect the dairy, superintend the poultry, make extracts from the family receipt-book, and comb my aunt Deborahs lapdog.”
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