from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice of illustrating a particular book by engravings collected from other books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles and methods of the grangers of the United States.
- n. The practice of illustrating a book by binding up in it engravings taken from other books, or with independent prints, watercolors, etc.; also, the resulting mutilation of books.
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I have in mind that kind of writing which resembles grangerism: given an atmosphere of indeterminate 'significance,' the reader cooperates by pasting his own meanings into the vacant spaces provided.