from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See law-binding.


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  • When the student has once found them out, he laughs at the pretensions of erudition, and strides gayly up and down great libraries, feeling that the most blustering folio of them all will turn as pale as if it were bound in law-calf, if he only lay his hand on its shoulder.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • It was perfumed with the atmosphere of wisdom and law-calf.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The room was cold and cheerless, and the dingy books in law-calf appeared to gaze at me in mute protest as I looked about me.


  • They saw a room lined with rows of books bound in law-calf, for it was

    The Story of Cooperstown

  • It is certain my Don Quixote was in two small, stout volumes not much bigger each than my Goldsmith's 'Greece', bound in a sort of law-calf, well fitted to withstand the wear they were destined to undergo.

    My Literary Passions

  • When, some ten minutes subsequently, Richard entered the low-studded square room, darkened with faded moreen curtains and filled with a stale odor of law-calf, Mr. Perkins was seated at his desk and engaged in transferring certain imposing red-sealed documents to a green baize satchel which he held between his knees.

    The Stillwater Tragedy


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