ciphering-book love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book in which to solve arithmetical problems or enter them when worked.

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Examples

  • From the glimpse I had of them, I should say that I never saw such sums out of a school ciphering-book.

    David Copperfield

  • Here I sit at the desk again, watching his eye - humbly watching his eye, as he rules a ciphering-book for another victim whose hands have just been flattened by that identical ruler, and who is trying to wipe the sting out with a pocket-handkerchief.

    David Copperfield

  • He makes dreadful mouths as he rules the ciphering-book; and now he throws his eye sideways down our lane, and we all droop over our books and tremble.

    David Copperfield

  • Here I sit at the desk again, watching his eye—humbly watching his eye, as he rules a ciphering-book for another victim whose hands have just been flattened by that identical ruler, and who is trying to wipe the sting out with a pockethandkerchief.

    VII. My “First Half” at Salem House

  • It hailed facts all day long so very hard, and life in general was opened to her as such a closely ruled ciphering-book, that assuredly she would have run away, but for only one restraint.

    Hard Times

  • It hailed facts all day long so very hard, and life in general was opened to her as such a closely ruled ciphering-book, that assuredly she would have run away, but for only one restraint.

    Hard Times

  • It hailed facts all day long so very hard, and life in general was opened to her as such a closely ruled ciphering-book, that assuredly she would have run away, but for only one restraint.

    Hard Times

  • From the glimpse I had of them, I should say that I never saw such sums out of a school ciphering-book.

    David Copperfield

  • Here I sit at the desk again, watching his eye-humbly watching his eye, as he rules a ciphering-book for another victim whose hands have just been flattened by that identical ruler, and who is trying to wipe the sting out with a pocket-handkerchief.

    David Copperfield

  • He makes dreadful mouths as he rules the ciphering-book; and now he throws his eye sideways down our lane, and we all droop over our books and tremble.

    David Copperfield

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