from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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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.

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  • "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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • How often have we not seen farmers coming into the Regina Cathedral to fill their pockets with pamphlets from the book-rack before they returned to their farms often situated at thirty or forty miles from a Church!

    Catholic Problems in Western Canada

  • The book-rack which Betty had burnt for her, with her initials on each end, was already nearly filled with the books that different friends had sent her.

    The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation

  • On the wall behind the desk hangs a book-rack with brightly bound English books.

    The Melting-Pot


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