from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, who began in 1597 the restoration of the public library of Oxford University, hence since called the Bodleian Library; also, belonging to that library: as, Bodleian manuscripts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford, founded by him in the sixteenth century.
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Of course, this cleverness is only a result of my presence within the upper reading room of the bodleian library.
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