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- n. A support used to maintain a book or sheet when reading.
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I find it difficult to keep still during the preces but I do like the custom of kneeling for the initial Gloria after the Deus in adiutorium and then kissing the bookrest as a sign of penance.
Someday Ghlaghee *will* retaliate for being made to be a bookrest.
Above the screw is a bookrest; at the foot a pedestal, with the ink-bottle upon it.
Firm enough to offer support yet soft enough to be malleable, it makes a great perfect (edible) pillow and bookrest.
Some people will use the handiest thing for a bookrest!
"Madame Bovary!" he said quizzically, reading the title of the book on the little fat man's bookrest; and, holding it closer to his boiled-looking eyes, he repeated, as though it were a joke, "Madame