Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book containing receipts, in either sense 3 or sense 4.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • She had a large manuscript receipt-book — every quality, in a word, which indicated a virtuous and well-bred English female mind.

    The Book of Snobs

  • But Amy had no natural genius either for the loom, the needle, or the receipt-book.

    Kenilworth

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • 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.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • Committee, who have a receipt-book, where their earning and their expenditure may be seen at any time, by the day or week.

    Elizabeth Fry

  • 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.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • A clergyman of the party had, indeed, a receipt-book, but this did not sufficiently explain the process.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • He reached for the receipt-book as she finished counting the money.

    El Diablo

  • My daily occupation to inspect the dairy, superintend the poultry, make extracts from the family receipt-book, and comb my aunt Deborah’s lapdog.

    Act Second. Scene I

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