• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Book-holder one who holds the book of the play and prompts the actor in the theatre
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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:

We read of the early books of Christ Church, Hants, being converted into kettle-holders by the curate's wife.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
A card-holder is responsible for all books taken on his card.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
Dey slipped and done this, for it was a law among slave-holders that a slave not be caught wid a book.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Every one of our 54,000 card-holders seems determined to read the book.
"Trilbyana" by Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
Each fund-holder was to be entered in the Great Book, or register of the public debt, for the amount due to him every year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
We look in vain for his name in the Wisconsin blue book, or among the list of office holders.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom

In news:

Phoenix man arrested in Pa. Green stripe book/magazine holder: $72.00.
Wes Pemberton of Tyler is now the Guinness Book of World Records' record-holder for the longest leg hair.
Patrick Lomantini is already a Guiness Book of World Records holder and is looking to break another one by doing 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei presents his scarf to an elated stand-holder at the Tehran book fair.
The anthology of letters from young adult book authors to their teen selves is edited by Miranda Kenneally and E. It includes letters from best-sellers such as Nancy Holder and Ellen Hopkins.
In a perfect world, the justices of the United States Supreme Court would have the time and inclination to read the book before they consider Shelby County v Holder, the Voting Rights Act case the justices will hear in 2013.
Howard Berg the Fastest Reader Guinness Book of World Record holder, sat in for an interview this morning.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Guinness Book of World Record holder Jon Pritikin bends a metal pipe during presentations held at numerous Tamaqua Area schools.
There are two women in India who just applied to the people at the "Guinness Book of World Records" to name them the world record holders for WORLD'S LOWEST SALARY .
Google made a deal in 2005 with these universities to scan millions of books in their libraries without the rights holders' permission, and make "snippets" of those books available online via Google's search engine.
Horn Book intern (and competitive latte artist) Beth sinks her teeth into Amy Holder's The Lipstick Laws over at Out of the Box.
Place mats, vase and pencil-holder covers, book covers—let imaginations run wild.

In science:

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Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study