bookcase

Definitions

  • Chippendale Bureau Bookcase
    Chippendale Bureau Bookcase
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bookcase a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can now buy a coffin which can be used as a wine rack, table, and / or bookcase before you are buried in it.
    • n Bookcase A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bookcase A case with shelves for holding books.
    • n bookcase In law, a case stated or mentioned in legal works; a recorded case; a precedent.
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases.”

Usage

In literature:

A hip-bath, with cold water, stood beside the bed, over which was a hanging bookcase.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
I've a decanter of the finest Madeira you ever tasted behind the bookcase.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
That bookcase, with its false bottom and secret drawers, had been the hiding place of the miserly John Stanley's gold.
"Bad Hugh" by Mary Jane Holmes
Mr. Dobson insisted that the piano and the bookcase should change rooms.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Besides the bed the hut contained a roughly hewn table and chair and a bookcase with a few books in it.
"Jacqueline of Golden River" by H. M. Egbert
Master Timothy's Bookcase; or, the Magic Lanthorn of the World.
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
Regular holiday; did precious little "leeraarts" (pastoral) work to-day; grand clean up; fine bookcase of big box; grand!
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.
Look at the bookcase, and think of any book you may want to consult.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
She went straight to the old bookcase, and took down one of Dorothy Fairfax's manuscript volumes and furled over the leaves.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
You might stick it away in a bookcase, for the sake of old times.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
This was his bookcase.
"Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance" by Frances Cavanah
Over the bookcases were the dwellings of insects; straws from the sparrows' nests on the glass of the chandeliers.
"The Poison Tree" by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
It was a large, cool room, lined with bookcases.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Here was a little bookcase with all her favorite books.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Wall outlets may be desired for decorative portable lamps upon the bookcases.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
He set the glass down and commenced to look around, on the bureau, on his bookcase, on the shelf, and even on the chairs.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
It was lined with low bookcases, full of old, old books.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
I told you you may have any book out of my bookcase.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
The bookcase told the same story.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
They belonged on the lower shelves of the bookcase, and it occurred to him that he might replace them.
"The Story of the Big Front Door" by Mary Finley Leonard
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In poetry:

And with its ochre heat it spread across
The village houses, and the nearby wood,
Upon my bed and on my dampened pillow
And to the corner where the bookcase stood.
"August" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

For a shelf, a bracket, a door pull, a bookcase, a stud division in an open drywall, etc.
"It's around here somewhere, " says Eddie, searching the bookcase next to Erik's bed.
They'll hold heavy items of furniture in place during an earthquake to reduce the risk of damages and injury, and are especially highly recommended for bookcases, which can deal considerable damage if they topple.
A Bookcase That Encourages Reading.
Our house boasts a bookcase crammed with material on trails in the Adirondacks.
Join the editors of Woodsmith as they pack a lot of woodworking into this beautiful bookcase.
While cleaning out a bookcase this week, I discovered a list of my personal goals for the fall of 1978.
A new bookcase at the New London Library, a gift of the Thames Valley Sustainable Connection, carries messages.
As the rest of the preschoolers sat in a circle, listing to their teacher's instructions, 2-year-old Travis Turner was hiding behind the bookcase.
Bookcases collapsing in a chapel at the Young Israel of Oceanside.
Neiman Marcus's $125,000 Bookcase Sold Well.
Freeman created a bedroom niche using an Ikea bookcase as a room divider.
Punch up your storage options by learning how to paint kitchen cabinets, build a built-in bookcase, create a custom window seat, and more.
You'll find woodworking plans for bookcases and bookshelves, hanging wall shelves and cabinets, shop and garage storage, small storage ideas, television stands and more.
For ease of assembly, the bookcases have identical base and case construction.
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In science:

Figure 1: Model of an IKEA Bookcase cabinet generated by the Pantheia system.
Geometric reconstruction from point-normal data
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