Definitions

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  • noun A support used to maintain a book or sheet when reading.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Adoration at Parkminster

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Someday Ghlaghee *will* retaliate for being made to be a bookrest.

    Found the Keys « Whatever

  • Above the screw is a bookrest; at the foot a pedestal, with the ink-bottle upon it.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Firm enough to offer support yet soft enough to be malleable, it makes a great perfect (edible) pillow and bookrest.

    The Guardian World News

  • Some people will use the handiest thing for a bookrest!

    Teri's Painted Daisies

  • "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

    The Island Pharisees

  • "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

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

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