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  • n. Plural form of tome.


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  • Certainly the grooviest of the tomes is the nearly six-pound, 800-page Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping, the product of a Harvard-based venture led by starchitect Rem Koolhaas — whose showmanship contains more than a whiff of quackery — that explores the relationship between shopping and “the urban condition.”

    Babes in Toyland

  • A TRIO of superbly honed and crafted pome tomes from a man who knows how to harness the pen and paper together and make it sing ring zing.

    ed markowski | three by… « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Goodmail argues it is good, wholesome and, in fact, healthy for the Internet for them to make money forcing me to read twisted, evil tomes from the monstrous evil-doers at NAMBLA.

    Scripting News for 3/17/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • Like almost all the similarly titled tomes produced by the German mandarins, Wundt's Logik (in two, later three 600-page volumes in four editions) molders away in research libraries.

    Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt

  • He advocated substituting theocracy for the Constitution, wrote, you know, thousand-word tomes explaining how this would work out during the 1960s, during the battles for desegregation, and influenced people like Jerry Falwell.

    Democracy Now!

  • My parents had a couple of HUGE antique tomes definitely qualified as "tomes" about native Americans with those old "etching" style illustrations.

    The most unusual book in your house.

  • But for the sake of the question, here are a few of the "tomes" that are awaiting the opportunity to tell me a story:

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Much of what is to be found in the manifesto is more leisurely expressed in the chief philosopher's own "tomes" (in particular Very Little, Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature [2]).

    Two Paths for the Novel

  • Abstruse volumes on alchemy, black magic and long-forgotten lore - the kind of tomes you'd find Peter Cushing perusing in the old Hammer horror films - are available to the modern scholar.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • These offices are spacious and well lit, furnished with overstuffed leather furniture, and filled with family portraits, Christian artwork, gifts of state, oddities collected from the four corners of the earth, and bookshelves lined with Bibles, Christian classics, and management tomes by Peter Drucker and others.

    American Grace


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