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dream book

a book, pamphlet, etc., that lists common dreams and purports to interpret them, especially in regard to their meaning for the future.
Origin of dream book
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • But I beg you to look in your dream-book what these adventures of mine portend.

  • Raz Brown, awake—nominally, at least—sat by, reading his dream-book.

    The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman
  • "There's an organ-grinder; it's the first thing I saw;" and she came back fingering the leaves of her dream-book.

    Cast Adrift T. S. Arthur
  • I was no better than a kitchen-maid at her dream-book and fortune-teller.

    The Professor's Mystery Wells Hastings
  • Few young women in the country, farmers' daughters and servants, were without a favourite "dream-book."

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • I can smell the odour of the gathered hay, and the faces in my dream-book smile at me.

    Painted Windows Elia W. Peattie
  • Thank you, ma'am, I will, though she takes more comfort reading the dream-book than anything.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • Next in the dream-book came a curled black fish, sitting looped up on its tail.

    The Three Mulla-mulgars Walter De La Mare
  • "Let's see what it says about a parasol;" and she turned over her dream-book.

    Cast Adrift T. S. Arthur

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