Powell is someone who truly "blotted his copybook," as the Brits used to say.
Thee reading print like the young minister and writing letters like a copybook!
A boy was eating peppermints in the shade of his copybook this very night.
Among the proud possessors of a copybook so favored was Joe Richardson.
In school youd ought to have seen him look down at his copybook.
Then the need arose for something suitable to hold the copybook while she traced her first letters.
They wrote articles and other items, prepared illustrations and caricatures and arranged the whole material inside a copybook.
That was an old saying I learned from my copybook, and even in the wilderness it seems to hold true.
Those of Collins look as if they were repeating a copybook maxim at a school examination.
In some of the cells, where the inmates are learning to read and write, there is a spelling primer and a copybook for pothooks.
(Or "copy member", "copy module") A common piece of source code designed to be copied into many source programs, used mainly in IBM DOS mainframe programming.
In mainframe DOS (DOS/VS, DOS/VSE, etc.), the copybook was stored as a "book" in a source library. A library was comprised of "books", prefixed with a letter designating the language, e.g., A.name for Assembler, C.name for Cobol, etc., because DOS didn't support multiple libraries, private libraries, or anything. This term is commonly used by COBOL programmers but is supported by most mainframe languages. The IBM OS series did not use the term "copybook", instead it referred to such files as "libraries" implemented as "partitioned data sets" or PDS.
Copybooks are functionally equivalent to C and C++ include files.