from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A book in which the tallies or runs in base-ball, cricket, and other games are kept.
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The recording of an historical event was important there - fore; in a sense it was necessary in order to catch and clinch the event — like the case of a run in any game, which is unachieved unless it gets into the score-book.
In the score-book of Fate is this entry in letters of gold:
Every man after shooting brought his score-book to him, and was told how to improve his work.
Therefore, if you shot on a warm day and made 5's, and recorded temperature and other conditions in your score-book, you would know on looking at your score sheets that you should raise your elevation, if you were firing on a cold day.
The score-books issued by the Ordnance Department contain elevation charts and all you have to do is to consult the chart of your score-book in order to get the amount of elevation necessary at any particular range in order to raise or lower your shots any desired distance.
The middle of the fourth saw a distinctly unhappy crowd at Chase Field: the line in the score-book, "J Werth safe at home on error by center fielder C Young, J Werth scored," will tend to do that to the viewer, even though on the replay, it was clearly a 100% BS call - Chris Young had caught the ball, and drooped it afterward, while transferring it to his throwing-hand.