from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a half binding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bound in half-binding: as, a half-bound book.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another
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There was one sequence that included going from seated frog pose to a half-bound intermediate pose, then coming up into [...]
Toy-sized dogs half-bound, bringing their two hind legs forward at once but uncoupling their front footfalls.
“I suppose the learned author very little thinks that the facts which his erudition and acuteness have accumulated for the illustration of legal doctrines, might be so arranged as to form a sort of appendix to the half-bound and slip-shod volumes of the circulating library.”
F.S.A., &c. &c. Quarto; with a Portrait; handsomely printed in 4to.; half-bound in morocco, 15s.
Also in half-bound leather, cloth sides, 3/6; bound in cloth, extra gilt, 2/6.
Post 4to. ruled throughout and strongly half-bound. 12s.
F.S.A., &c. &c. Quarto; with a portrait; handsomely printed in 4to.; half-bound in Moroco, 15s.
She had a book in each hand; they were half-bound volumes with marble covers!
That is, it gets worn at the hinges and on the back, whether full or half-bound.
If the book is leather-covered, or half-bound, _i.e. _: with a leather back and