hardback

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hardback having a hard back or cover "hardback books"
    • n hardback a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hardback Any fish of the genus Callichthys; any catfish of the family Loricariidæ, found in the fresh waters of South America.
    • n hardback In the British West Indies and British Guiana, any large beetle, especially one of the larger Scarabæidæ.
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Quotations

  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    “The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.”

Usage

In literature:

One other creature was quiescent in the pit and yet lived: a big, brown, hardbacked millipede.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
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In poetry:

Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying,
In sweetness, not in music, dying;
Hardback, and virgin's-bower,
And white-spiked clethra-flower.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.
The good thing about stocking up is that most of these purchases will last you through a few hardbacks.
"Creole Belle" by James Lee Burke (Simon Schuster, hardback $27.99, Kindle $12.99).
The Liberal Imagination (1950), his first collection of essays, is said to have sold more than 70,000 hardback copies.
Johns Hopkins University Press Hardback, $24.95, 200 pp.
The Knitter 's Handy Book of Top-Down sweaters is available as a hardback (with a great binding that lies flat.
The set includes four CDs, one DVD and a special edition 60-page hardback book.
The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders By Warren Blank AMACOM, 2001, $29.95 (hardback).
Salt Lake City not only has some great independent bookstores, but also a number of non-bookstore shops offering special selections of must-have hardbacks ranging in topics from interior design and gardening to cuisine and art.
A Passion For Life is the hardback book I'm giving away this afternoon on Puffman Trivia and the author of the book, Joseph Papa, will be my special guest today at 4:35.
According to the ecommerce giant, since the start of 2012, for every 100 hardback and paperback books sold on its site, it has sold 114 ebooks.
Hardback Books Product Code: 139.
Hardback, softcover and ebook versions available Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.
I've got a great new hardback from HarperCollins, set for national release tomorrow, Tuesday that I'll be giving away this afternoon on the Puffman Show.
The title of Ted Bell's hardback (which went on sale Tuesday of this week) is "Phantom".
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