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account book

a book in which personal or commercial accounts are recorded; ledger.
Origin of account book
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One method is, to begin in different parts of an account-book, accounts for each department like the simple cash-account above.

  • His account-book was a curiosity; and his quickness at figures quite remarkable.

    Little Men Louisa May Alcott
  • She turned on one side, as she half lay on the divan, till she could reach the account-book to pick it up.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • Across the counter, Polly was giggling over the account-book.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Mr. Chattaway let fall his pen and it made a dreadful blot on his account-book, as he turned his head sharply on Miss Diana.

    Trevlyn Hold Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He had ruled an account-book for her, and had had the pleasure of teaching her how to make entries in it.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • "It's done," said Reddy, smilingly handing her the account-book.

  • I praised the accuracy of an account-book of a lady whom I mentioned.

  • To keep a short journal of principal employments in each day: most valuable as an account-book of the all-precious gift of Time.

  • The account-book contains no memorandum of any payment at all.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies

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