American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A directory of the names of telephone subscribers with their telephone numbers and often their addresses.
- n. a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
“When they had six for dinner, like tonight, they moved the coffee table out of the living room into the bedroom, and the kitchen table out of the kitchen into the living room, and the four kitchen chairs into the living room, and the other armless wooden-seated chair from the bedroom into the living room, and John would sit on a telephone book on his regular living room chair, which would still have him lower than everybody else but at least high enough to see his food and enter into the conversation.”
“He'd better take the telephone book and talk to all the Pagets in Southampton one by one.”
“Well, then I looked in the telephone book and asked a lot of people but I couldn't find out nothing except she had an aunt that lived in Wales at a place called Colwyn Bay.”
“She drew on Silhouette's information to use the telephone book and check the Yellow Pages under Certified Public Accountants.”
“He was trying to look awfully casual about the search for the number; he was certain the lady in the corner — Lasko's secretary — had eyes like lasers beneath those heavy brows and hornrimmed glasses with which she could bum straight through the telephone book to the page of K's he was scouring, and then smile meanly and go tell the world.”
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