yellow-covered love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with yellow; especially, covered or bound in yellow paper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered or bound in yellow paper.
  • adjective [Colloq. U. S.] cheap sensational novels and trashy magazines; -- formerly so called from the usual color of their covers.

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Examples

  • A long silence was broken by a sudden exclamation from Holmes, who dashed at a cupboard, from which he emerged with a second yellow-covered volume in his hand.

    Chennai

  • “Eighteenth and Arch,” she absently instructed as she flipped through the pages of Dominatrix for Dullards, a yellow-covered, quickie how-to guide.

    Pure Paradise

  • La Verità Secondo Satana and Delirium belong, of course, to that film genre known as giallo--so called because of the yellow-covered books that inspired it.

    Archive 2005-10-30

  • La Verità Secondo Satana and Delirium belong, of course, to that film genre known as giallo--so called because of the yellow-covered books that inspired it.

    The Groovy Age of Horror

  • Having drunk a cup of tea, Natasha drew a long breath, brushed her hair back from her forehead, and began to read from a large yellow-covered book with pictures.

    Mother

  • “A little yellow-covered book,” said Lubov, unwillingly.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • I am incited to this labor, in a measure, by an impulse to correct the thousand false statements which have appeared in the public newspapers and in yellow-covered, cheap novels.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • Mr.. Elwyn was reading again; indeed, she had resumed that very yellow-covered book, the reading of which Lewie's sickness had interrupted; so she had not much time for a greeting for Agnes, though she did allow her to kiss her cheek, and of course laid aside her book, out of compliment to Mr. Wharton.

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • The piece is stocked with horrors enough for the most ravenous devourer of yellow-covered literature, but nevertheless it is so true to the conditions of life in the old days of

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 4, October, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • I remember rightly, it was so that pirates were always drawn in the yellow-covered interdicted literature of childhood.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route

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