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- adv. From the first page (of a book) all the way to the last page.
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I had known the girl for some years by sight; I had watched her grow from a gawky schoolgirl into a plump and homely young woman who kept house admirably for her father, performed indifferently on the tennis courts, rode a bicycle about the town, and read some woman's paper from cover to cover every week.
As he raced down the last gentle slope, a wandering perermp crossing from cover to cover got snarled in Ebbanai’s two right front legs.
The commentaries of Rashi, which do not bear special titles, are not an uninterrupted exposition of the entire work under consideration, and could not be read from cover to cover without recourse to the text explained; they are rather detached glosses, postils, to borrow an expression from ecclesiastical literature, upon terms or phrases presenting some difficulties.