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  • v. To index a group of items using index cards

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An index consisting of cards arranged alphabetically.


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  • The DD system might have worked fine in the card-index era, but surely we have moved on?


  • I would like to take you for a moment inside our electronic card-index, the heart of this operation.

    Telephony—A New Era in the Making

  • First of all he procured a card-index box capable of holding about a thousand cards.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Here again, if a card-index system is adopted a sample card for this purpose can be obtained from the Welfare and Health Section on request.

    Women and War Work

  • If a card-index system is adopted, a sample card suggesting the necessary particulars which it is desirable should be kept by Welfare Supervisors is supplied to employers on request.

    Women and War Work

  • At the passport office they looked us up in the card-index of suspects, but thanks to the inefficiency of the police our names were not listed, not even McNair’s.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • I felt as a man might feel who had entered heaven in the devout belief that he would get individual attention, and found instead that the place was run on the card-index system by a band of efficient seraphim.

    Try Anything Twice

  • When Chandler ceased speaking he flung down the pencil, leaped to his feet and crossed the room to a set of card-index boxes standing on another table against the wall.

    The Port of London Murders

  • In view of the fact that many individuals in the underworld are known only by their nicknames, the Identification Division has for years maintained a card-index file containing in alphabetical order the nicknames appearing on fingerprint cards.

    The Science of Fingerprints Classification and Uses

  • "Eighty-eight cubic metres of card-index," said Mr. Foster with relish, as they entered.

    Brave New World


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