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picture book

a book consisting mainly or entirely of pictures, especially one for children who have not yet learned to read.
Origin of picture book
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He will paint his picture-book with a red face, yellow coat, and blue decorations.

    Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
  • David was all ears behind a picture-book during this conversation.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • She got hold a picture-book, land knows when or where, and copied one the pictures.

    The Sun Maid Evelyn Raymond
  • Aunt Jane opened the door—and a child looked up from her picture-book.

    Aunt Jane Jennette Lee
  • The Hillmen were about forty in number, and were as savage and ugly-looking giants as any in a picture-book.

    The Exiles and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • And she ran for the picture-book of costumes, and pointed to one like it.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • He paid slight attention to the picture-book of soldiers and war that Jessamine gave him when we went over to the station.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • Instead of the pot holder a child's picture-book may be substituted.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • He was much better to-day, and able to sit up in a big arm-chair with a picture-book.

    The Hawthorns Amy Walton
  • Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol, and the whole country of Tyrol is like a picture-book.

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