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  • n. Plural form of flyleaf.


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  • You can write stuff in the front flyleaves and give them to people as presents.

    Will eBooks Kill Book Sales?

  • You can get the author to write stuff in the front flyleaves and keep them for yourself.

    Will eBooks Kill Book Sales?

  • But in a feat of inspired scholarship, Duffy has turned to the very features of these books that have rankled those who study them as works of art: the jottings in the margins and on the flyleaves made by their owners, hitherto regarded as defacements at worst and proof of provenance at best.

    Life in the Margins

  • Published 1753, with several generations of pensive inscriptions in Gothic script on the flyleaves from and to various of my husband's ancestors.

    The most unusual book in your house.

  • The flyleaves are meant to look like waves on the Yangtze.

    The Art of Individualism

  • One reader -- call him David G. -- made it through "Infinite Jest" and its 388 endnotes in five days, scribbling notes on the flyleaves as if dropping bread crumbs in a pathless forest.

    Levity's Rainbow

  • I love the smell of dusty pages, the faded colours of worn bindings, and the mysterious inscriptions so often found on yellowed and slightly foxed flyleaves.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Goering also took up the question of the British propaganda leaflets, which he called “laughable flyleaves.”

    Human Smoke

  • In this case a suspicious resemblance to the flyleaves of old books suggests the source from which it was obtained.

    An Atlantic Scandal

  • These old materials had themselves at some stage been bundled together into several collections of flyleaves and saved in various books which had historical connections with Worcester.

    Archive 2007-12-01


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