Doomsday-book

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Doomsday-book a book compiled by order of William the Conqueror, containing a survey of all the lands in England, their value, owners, &c
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Usage

In literature:

Her record of badnesses occupies pages in the Doomsday Book.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
Its name appears in the doomsday-book, where it is spelled Haordine.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
Who has turned over the leaves of the Doomsday Book?
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The English called it the "Doomsday Book" because there was no appeal from it.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
They nicknamed this huge French dictionary the "Doomsday Book," because it was their doom to have its contents thrown at them every day.
"A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire" by Harold Harvey
Father Coquart's census is as rigorous and unsparing of detail as the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
He made many homes desolate, and wrote Doomsday Book in the year 1087.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
See that venerable record, the doomsday book.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
See, it is the great Doomsday Book!
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
The argument from Doomsday Book is of no weight if, as Lingard asserts, the New Forest was formed before the registration took place.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
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In poetry:

In this fight was Death the gainer,
Spite of vassal and retainer,
And the lands his sires had plundered,
Written in the Doomsday Book.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

'Heaven's Creation' lifts new anthology ' Doomsday Book ' to the stars at Fantastic Fest.
With Korean anthology Doomsday Book , we can add infected apple, Magic 8-Ball, and a new twist on the self-aware robot to the list.
Fantastic Fest presents Doomsday Book , D: Kim Jee-Woon, Yim Pil-sung, 115 mins.
Korea's ' Doomsday Book ' Top Winner at Fantasia International Film Festival.
'Heaven's Creation' lifts new anthology 'Doomsday Book' to the stars at Fantastic Fest.
Korea's 'Doomsday Book' Top Winner at Fantasia International Film Festival.
With Korean anthology Doomsday Book, we can add infected apple, Magic 8-Ball, and a new twist on the self-aware robot to the list.
In a self-published book, "The Doomsday Code," Fitzpatrick says the Bible offers "proof that cannot be dismissed.
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