• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Book-stand a book-stall: a stand or support for holding up a book when reading
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bóc, a book, the beech; Ger. buche, the beech, buch, a book, because the Teutons first wrote on beechen boards.


In literature:

Your social standing isn't even in the telephone book.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Each nun was seated at a small table on which was a reading stand and a book of prayers.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
In bold, free, forcible satire, Eachard's book stands alone.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
The stands have to be repaired, and the books bought.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
But when a dozen savants tilt in the fray, even an ordinary man can see that their weapons demolish each other, and the old Book stands.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
In her eagerness, hanging over the book to read it, Bab happened to lean on the end of a pen standing up in art inkstand.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Let the guide-book's specification stand, therefore, in all its surveyor-like exactness.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
The author's name having been withheld, the book was left to stand or fall upon its own merits.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
When she returned she found her friend standing in absorbed contemplation of a book in her hand.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Mrs Inglis, I'll give you five hundred dollars down for that book-case, just as it stands.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Of course, it stands with the present description of literary monuments as it does with the normal book.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
He looked up and saw her standing perfectly still, with a book in one hand and her duster in the other.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
Finally they came to their last stand: and it happened that the manager, who had booked them originally, was there and saw them again.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
The whole affair, no doubt, stands fully recorded in her note-book.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
In preparing his books he had a special set of shelves for each, standing on or near his writing-table, one shelf for each chapter.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
It stands upon my father's words, and he always declared he was ready to kiss the Book upon it, before judge and jury.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
As stands God's Church, 'mid kingdoms of this world Holy alone, so stands, 'mid books, this Book!
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
As I worked over my books, and counted the money, I saw two men standing in the door.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
Translations stand to each other in the same relation as books constructed of materials in common.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

O, tell me that my worthless name
Is graven on thy hands;
Show me some promise in thy book
Where my salvation stands!
"Hymn 107" by Isaac Watts
Here smile the pictures ranged above us;
Here stand our books, the best of friends;
Here those we love and those who love us
Are happy that our absence ends.
"The Home-Coming From Rome" by John Lawson Stoddard
Within thy book of life each spotless page
Lies open for a world's respecting view;
Thou stand'st the first and purest of our age,
To private, as to public virtue true.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
For God laid His own hands upon his head
And drew him nearer, so with nobler look
He stands to us pure-toned in all he said
And sung in this death-gift of his, this book.
"David Gray" by Alexander Anderson
But that keen anguish, which incessant springs,
Which some new pang with recollection brings,
Offspring of love transform'd to deadly hate,
Unrivall'd stands in the dark book of fate.
"Expiring Amity" by Judith Sargent Murray
My library is noble planned,
Yet in it desolate I stand;
And though my thousand books I prize,
Feeling a witling in their eyes,
I turn from them in weariness
To wallow in the Daily Press.
"My Library" by Robert W Service

In news:

Amar'e Stoudemire, 29, the captain of the New York Knicks, has just launched a new series of children's books with Scholastic, targeted at ages eight to 14, called STAT (Standing Tall and Talented) after his childhood nickname.
In this photograph taken on October 20, 2012, an Indian customer service representative stands inside the closed window of a Kingfisher Airlines booking counter at the International airport in New Delhi.
For some, the lemonade stand is a symbol of childhood, a right of passage of sorts, depicted in movies and books.
The Lakers' organization has tried to close the book on the Phil Jackson era, but this blast from the past of Kobe Bryant standing by Pau Gasol reminds everyone of the good that came before.
Five years ago, Chris Hardwick was a struggling stand-up comedian and cable TV show host who killed time by celebrating all things nerdy —gadgets, comic books, videogames—in his personal blog,
In the book, on stands Apr 26, the singer-songwriter says she was molested when she was 11 years old by a family friend's teenage son.
With a growing number of NYC restaurants accepting only cash and refusing to take bookings, dining establishments that take — in fact, recommend — reservations seem like one of the last-standing modes of culinary civility.
But whether you've read the book upon which it's based or not, As One Devil to Another can stand on its own merits, and does so quite well.
The proposed settlement in the long-standing class-action lawsuit over Google's vast book-scanning project is dead, at least in its current form.
Lie facedown on top of a washing machine, with your feet flat on the floor (if you're short, try standing on a phone book).
Jerry Wirth stands in the new Southern Boone County Public Library after installing new book shelves Wednesday.
Aviiq makes some well-constructed and handsome full-size laptop stands , but the new Portable Quick Stand is designed to go wherever the spirit takes you and your 'Book.
With Week 6 in the books here in the NFC North, let's reset our standings.
Throw out the offensive record book at Penn State because many of the old marks don't stand much of a chance as long as Bill O'Brien is head coach.
In an online article, he talks about his long-standing love affair with the books.

In science:

The magnitude of the spin gap is correlated with Tc . A long-standing question concerns the role of magnetic excitations in the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity, and some varying perspectives are presented in later chapters of this book.
Neutron Scattering Studies of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Cuprates
In this respect the hydrodynamics stands aside because its fundamental variables local velocity, density and thermodynamical function does not admit an immediate Hamiltonian interpretation, in spite of quite often in the text-book one can meet the terms like ”momentum density” (see e.g. ).
On the Hamiltonian Description of Fluid Mechanics
The shaded region, whose size stands for the experimental uncertainty, represents the experimental data for those states cataloged as (∗ ∗ ∗) or (∗ ∗ ∗∗) states in the Particle Data Book .
Spectral patterns in the nonstrange baryon spectrum