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Sketch Book, The

noun
1.
a collection of essays and stories (1819–20) by Washington Irving.

sketchbook

or sketch book

[skech-boo k] /ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
noun
1.
Also, sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
2.
a book of literary sketches.
Origin of sketchbook
1810-1820
1810-20; sketch + book
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Examples from the Web for sketch-books
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  • A memorandum on the subject of the Tenth Symphony appears in the sketch-books of the latter part of the year 1818.

    Beethoven George Alexander Fischer
  • And these sketch-books were intended for no eyes but his own.

    Delacroix Paul G. Konody
  • Also, Jane brought forth Mabel's sketch-books and then ostentatiously left them alone with each other.

  • Always he wanted to look at any new drawings in my sketch-books.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
  • Several alert ladies with sketch-books walked uneasily about in the aisles.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • On the other hand these sketch-books bear witness to the extreme fertility of Beethoven's genius.

  • They tried their best to emulate her, and filled several pages of their sketch-books with quite praiseworthy attempts.

  • He felt his way to a bookstand that supported a pile of sketch-books, and wrenched out one of the mahogany pillars.

  • Pianos, harpsichords, sketch-books,—these all bespeak the presence of lovely and accomplished woman.

  • It's such horrid bad form for you artistic people to be always dragging out your sketch-books.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for sketch-books

sketchbook

/ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
2.
a book of literary sketches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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