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stamp-collecting

Definitions

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  • n. The hobby of collecting and displaying postage stamps and related items.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of collecting postage- or revenue-stamps. See philately.

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Examples

  • Heraldry can be a tedious occupation, a bit like the worst kind of train-spotting or stamp-collecting.

    The History of a Fallen King

  • "All science is either physics or stamp-collecting," reckoned Ernest Rutherford.

    Sue Arnold's audiobook choice - reviews

  • He developed a passion for stamp-collecting as a young scout after earning a stamp-collecting badge.

    Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

  • I'm not denying that it provides those pleasures, but I think you can't dismiss the trainspotting, stamp-collecting aspect either -- the sheer plethora of implied, distinct collectable figurines and playsets, the number of possible "which would win in a fight, X or Y?" matchups.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)

  • David Moles: I'm not denying that it provides those pleasures, but I think you can't dismiss the trainspotting, stamp-collecting aspect either -- the sheer plethora of implied, distinct collectable figurines and playsets, the number of possible "which would win in a fight, X or Y?" matchups.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Instead, we are introduced to a manipulative half-sister, an unstable lead character, a conniving gangster, a street-slick yet affable hustler and an edgy yet tired stamp-collecting expert.

    Buzzine » Stamping Out ‘Mauritius’

  • Make sure you take an interest in what she does and ask her about what she likes, no matter how tediously boring yes, stamp-collecting and calligraphy do count.

    Buzzine » Guide to Impress Your Date

  • I really did think from my stamp-collecting days, many years ago, that some British stamps issued for use in British post offices in Morocco, were overprinted “Tangiers”.

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  • She has to cry on demand, play fragile and gutsy, and generally serve as the emotional anchor of this Mamet-style play about wounded souls — and stamp-collecting.

    The Glorious Miss Pill

  • I suppose that if Ishmael had been obsessed not with whales but stamp-collecting and its deeper significance, the book would have seriously suffered.

    Moby Dick: Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Reader and Other Thoughts

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