Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rack or frame for supporting an open book, or for holding a number of books.

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Examples

  • As I said, the book had a pretty nice cover that would have looked at home on an airport book-rack.

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  • As I said, the book had a pretty nice cover that would have looked at home on an airport book-rack.

    Dead On Arrival, a Novel Autopsy, or: "The Why Incision"

  • "It's quite like having a fairy godmother," she said aloud, as her eye took in a carved book-rack filled with books, and wandered to the pretty tea-table where a tall chocolate pot seemed to proclaim that nothing so harmful as tea should be taken by the girls who might make merry there.

    Glenloch Girls

  • Our worn-out sash curtains, nicely laundered, veiled her book-rack.

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • Sybella stood a moment doubting, then she turned to a book-rack and began to look over some loose sheets of music.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • "It's quite like having a fairy godmother," she said aloud, as her eye took in a carved book-rack filled with books, and wandered to the pretty tea-table where a tall chocolate pot seemed to proclaim that nothing so harmful as tea should be taken by the girls who might make merry there.

    Glenloch Girls

  • "It's quite like having a fairy godmother," she said aloud, as her eye took in a carved book-rack filled with books, and wandered to the pretty tea-table where a tall chocolate pot seemed to proclaim that nothing so harmful as tea should be taken by the girls who might make merry there.

    Glenloch Girls

  • The boys are now engaged in making a desk book-rack (a scroll saw exercise) for every school teacher in Cincinnati.

    The New Education A Review of Progressive Educational Movements of the Day (1915)

  • There can be no doubt that I did so, for I had to move a book-rack to place it.

    Sight Unseen

  • I can still see the little sitting-room with its piano, its plenitude of cushions, its book-rack, its Indian corner, its tasteful paper, its pictures, and always and everywhere flowers, flowers.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

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