from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A turned-down corner of a page in a book.
- transitive v. To turn down the corner of (the page of a book).
- transitive v. To make worn or shabby from overuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. folded corner of a page (as from a book or magazine, so as to mark one's place)
- v. To fold the corner of a book's page.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an acroterium.
- n. a corner of a page turned down to mark a place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a corner of a page turned down to mark your place
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I have to say I'm one of the people who when they read a book for interviewing or broadcast, I tend to underline and dog-ear, and the only problem is that's supposed to, you know, give me a few places I can look.
"He said we should all get a copy of the Federalist Papers and read it, underline it and dog-ear it," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., who attended the event.
"I didn't sense at all ... that it was skewed in a particular political direction," she added, noting that as one might expect, Scalia "suggested that we all get a hard copy of the Federalist Papers and read them and underline them and dog-ear them."
I'm constantly running out of bookmarks and being forced to dog-ear pages.
I hate it when they dog-ear the pages or crease the spine (too much - I do know that some is inevitable * sigh*).
As a kid I used to dog-ear my pages but as I got older I started gaining more respect for my books and started using bookmarks.
I used to dog-ear when I first got back into reading, as I wasn't concerned in the least about the condition of the book.
The sacred objects of this cult are passed around in unmarked bags with strict instructions not to dog-ear the pages.
Now, I have a tendency to dog-ear pages if I don't have a bookmark.
Never one to dog-ear a page for reference, John saved his place with bookmarks made from everything from shooting schedules to toilet paper.