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  • n. Plural form of folio.


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  • Later, the chef said the folios were a rare collection of Far Eastern recipes compiled by a cook who had accompanied Marco Polo on his journeys.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • The walls were panelled; each panel was comparted like a modern office-desk, and each compartment crowded with labelled folios all filemot with age and use.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • Even if it be true that science was dry when it was buried in huge folios, that is certainly no longer the case now; and Lord Chesterfield's wise wish, that Minerva might have three graces as well as Venus, has been amply fulfilled.

    The Pleasures of Life

  • And as much as I love dividend reinvestment plans, check out "folios" - essentially an investment portfolio where you run your own money like a fund manager - as an alternative. - Top Stories

  • Another approach: Brokerage and investment firm Foliofn Investments Inc. last week launched conservative, moderate and aggressive versions of target-date "folios," which are baskets of securities that can be bought or sold in a single trade.

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  • My "folios" were the three volumes of one of the smallest of books, the 18mo edition of Vauvenargues published by Plon in 1874.

    Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France

  • It was during the Gilded Age that the Folger family began acquiring first folios of Shakespeare's plays and the Mellons, Fricks and Carnegies began to fill their mansions with furniture and paintings from the cash-starved great houses of England.

    Brass Beds and Broomsticks

  • The folios cost 100 guineas $1,000; LSU purchased its copy in 1964 for $60,000.

    The Joys of Slow Looking

  • Throughout the years, many of the 200 original folios have been broken down and the individual plates sold separately.

    The Joys of Slow Looking

  • Other books included are Shakespeare's quartos and folios from various libraries; issues of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac and his major work Experiments and Observations on Electricity; books of hours; works by Galileo and Copernicus; and The Choix des plus belles fleurs by Redouté, also very pretty.



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