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  • n. Something of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted.
  • n. A person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.
  • n. An open book decomposition.


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  • His daughter sat there, too, with an open book on her lap, and a dreamy look in her deep blue eyes that would wander from the printed page to the beautiful scene before her.

    Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest

  • His portraits are among the most vigorous of the Renaissance; of these we may mention a "Scholar with an open book hefore him" and a "Man in Black" at the Uffizi (Florence); at the Gallery of Bergamo a "Young Man" and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Alleyn rested his hand upon the open book and called to his mind the photograph of Arthur Rubrick.

    Died in the Wool

  • It shows a golden-garbed Magdalene kneeling in prayer, an open book before her and a skull by her knees.

    The Templar Revelation

  • In later years, when his investigations on the medusae were concluded, so far as any teaching from the open book of Nature can be said to be concluded, he pursued here, during a number of years, investigations upon the sharks and skates.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • Suddenly the keeper stood before him, saluted, and placed an open book on his saddlebow.

    The Mother

  • An open book with the Greek letters AΩ represents Christ see Initials.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Indeed, I'm sure that my life's ambitions would have been an open book to her by the time that the joint arrived, had not Jack Ives, who was sitting on the lady's other side, cut into the conversation just as Mrs. Wentworth was comparing my early struggles with those of Mr. Carlyle.

    Frivolous Cupid


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