Bring someone to book - If somebody is brought to book, they are punished or made to account for something they have done wrong.
By the book - If you do something by the book, you do it exactly as you are supposed to.
Close the book - If you close the book on something, you end it completely.
Closed book to me - If a subject is a closed book to you, it is something that you don't understand or know anything about.
Cook the books - If people cook the books, they keep false accounts to make money illegally or avoid paying tax.
Don't judge a book by the cover - This idiom means that you should not judge something or someone by appearances, but should look deeper at what is inside and more important.
Every trick in the book - If you try every trick in the book, you try every possible way, including dishonesty and deceit, to get what you want.
Hit the books - If you hit the books, you study or read hard.
In my bad books - If you are in someone's bad books, they are angry with you. Likewise, if you are in their good books, they are pleased with you.
In my book - This idiom means 'in my opinion'.
In my good books - If someone is in your good books, you are pleased with or think highly of them at the moment.
Oldest trick in the book - The oldest trick in the book is a well-known way of deceiving someone, though still effective.
Open book - If a person is an open book, it is easy to know what they think or how they feel about things.
Take a leaf out of someone's book - If you take a leaf out of someone's book, you copy something they do because it will help you.
Throw the book at someone - If you throw the book at someone, you punish them as severely as possible.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. book, bok, AS. bōc,; akin to Goth. bōka, a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. bōk, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. bōk, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch,; and fr. AS. bōc, bēce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Cf. Beech
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.
The startled lad stifled a cry and hastily thrust the book beneath his pillow.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
As long as books have existed there have been book collectors.
"How to Form a Library, 2nd ed" by H. B. Wheatley
She laid the wet notes in a book, and again set about her washing.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
I saw her smiling to herself over the book.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
I want you to understand about this South Sea Book.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She did not buy her cookery book at Cole's Book Arcade: he doesn't sell books showing how to cook Kittens.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
To-night you will receive my book of philosophy, and likewise books for the Review.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
The book is written to preserve a record and this involves the preservation of the book itself.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
With the History Books of the Bible, the Books of the Prophets are closely interwoven.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
As the Bible is one book made up of sixty-six books, so the Prayer Book is one book made up of six books.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
Proverbs existed before books.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Books of cut-outs are also made, in which the books are intact after the cut-outs have been removed.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
I read about them in a book once; but the things that get into books have always eluded me.
"Aliens" by William McFee
This book begins with the same expression as the book of Joshua.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Hone's old shop reminds us of the delightful books he published, aided by Lamb and Leigh Hunt.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
This was the first book printed at the Kelmscott Press in two colours, and the first book in which the smaller printer's mark appeared.
"The Art and Craft of Printing" by William Morris
Evan's sincerity and energy were telling on the books, too.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
But my idea I am convinced is the best, and would make the book truly, not fashionably pretty.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She got up and went to the bookcase to look at the books.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The book holds the same place in rabbinical literature as the Book of Proverbs in the Bible.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
see my friends
have a Pepsi disappear
"10 Things I Do Every Day" by Ted Berrigan
On the printed page
She need never look,
The changing sky
Is her Holy Book.
"The Gypsy Woman" by Ethel Clifford
Tell me a thing
that you've often seen
yet if put in a book
it makes you turn green!
"Conundrums" by D H Lawrence
My dreams are as a closed up book,
Upon whose clasp of love I look,
"Woman’s Portion" by Madison Julius Cawein
The good book say
"Turn the other cheek,"
But that warn't no turning
To my boy Joe Meek.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
Calicoes and furs,
Pocket-books and scarfs,
Razor strops and knives
(Patterns in check…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
Lawrence-Lightfoot closes a book about closing the book.
The Denver Book Mall has more than two dozen booksellers all housed in a big, bright storefront on Broadway's book row.
Use your favorite books to inspire book club refreshments.
Among other major themes highlighted at the fair were the Maple Spring, Children's Books, Quebec's literary identity, Livres comme l'air amnesty for political prisoners and the evolution of Quebec's book profession.
If you have an e-book reader or plan to splurge on one, you can load it up with free books.
The library has launched a new e-books website where you may download books from the online catalog to your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or other eReader device.
Down East Books is proud to announce that Many Hands, written by Hampden resident, Angeli Perrow and illustrated by Heather Austin, was unanimously chosen as the 2010 Lupine Award Winner in the picture book category.
Formerly half of the experimental collage-pop duo the Books, Nick Zammuto leads a new quartet that goes by his surname and takes the fundamental elements of the Books to a new dimension.
The people who worry about the future of books and reading—myself and thousands upon thousands of other book lovers —may have less to worry about than they think.
Courtesy photo Sindy Nagel, Kalamazoo author, will be holding book signings throughout November to sell her inspirational book ' Manna for Today'.
KALAMAZOO, MI— Book signings are being held in November for local author Sindy Nagel's first book, Manna for Today, an inspirational book.
Adam Mahr, Kristin Manion and David Ochsman hosted Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States at Mahr's A Mano on Book Hill for a reception and book signing on May 9.
The author joined us to talk about where the idea for the book came from, what she thinks about her characters and how she hopes people learn something from the book.
Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn 's reviews for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as "one of the greatest critics of our time" ( Poets & Writers ).
The Book Industry Study Group has published Development, Use, and Modification of Book Product Metadata , a report on how publishers, retailers and other vendors in the digital supply chain create and use metadata .
The help system will be written in a hyper-linked book format complete with a table of contents, an index, and a search engine.
A GRB Tool Shed
An important point is that the random matrix must have the same symmetries as the original Hamilton matrix. A collection of early papers on RMT can be found in the book by Porter , and the standard reference on RMT is the book by Mehta .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Book: Hierarchic Concept of Matter and Field.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The (cid:12)rst version of this book appeared as Logik der Forschung, .
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
This is the standard approximated expression for a decay process which can be found in several text books on quantum mechanics .
Perturbative method for generalized spectral decompositions
Friedel sum rule relates the density of states inside a ﬁxed potential scatterer to the scattering phase shifts . A deduction of the sum rule can be found in many text books [6,7] and intuitively it can be understood as follows.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
Korn, Mathematical Handbook for Scientists and Engineers. (MacGraw Hill Book Company Inc. 1961).
A class of colliding waves in metric-affine gravity, nonmetricity and torsion shock waves
In his 1957 book, Dufay questioned whether interstellar space outside dark clouds and nebulae should be considered perfectly transparent.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The ﬁrst parts of the statements (a), (c), and (f ) can be found in Iokhvidov’s book as Excercise 8 on pp. 133–134; in the interest of completeness we prove these statements as well.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
An explicit proof that releasing the request of an ideal measurement does not allow to circumvent the measurement problem can be found in the well known book by d’Espagnat ; however, his proof is much more complex and much less general than the one we are going to present here.
A General Argument Against the Universal Validity of the Superposition Principle
As can be seen in the forthcoming book , in the limit q → 1 the model becomes the model of random permutations.
Combinatorics of geometrically distributed random variables: Value and position of large left-to-right maxima
The questions raised or answered in this book do not seem to include those considered here.
Probability density of determinants of random matrices
With respect to the former essentially the same idea is found in the book by MacLane and Birkhoff, but instead of rendering a quaternion as a complex pair (a, b) they denote it by a + bj , which in our notation becomes (a, 0) + (b, 0) × j .
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
Fulkerson, Flows in Networks, (Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1962) see also any standard book on graph theory and ﬂow problems. A. V.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
Lyons, R. and Peres, Y. (2001) Probability on Trees and Networks (a book), Cambridge University Press, in progress.
Fast graphs for the random walker