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account book

noun
1.
a book in which personal or commercial accounts are recorded; ledger.
Origin of account book
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700
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  • He took an account book from his desk and opened it at a page marked "Bosambo."

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • No sign of the agreement for them remains in Alexander Borgias account book.

    Pintoricchio Evelyn March Phillipps
  • I wish that account book hadn't been lying in so prominent a place.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • He showed me names on his account book that made it look like a history of France.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • Mr. Price, the secretary, was making entries in an account book.

    The Lion's Share E. Arnold Bennett
  • There is no other reference to tobacco for her in the journal and account book.

  • Let me see, (looking at my account book) that is two weeks wages making $8.

    A Christmas Story Samuel W. Francis
  • You see, on the shelf by my account book, which you smile over, I have my card index with lots and lots of recipes filed away.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Now, into my tone, as I spoke to the forelady bending over her account book, I put all the force I knew.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

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