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blue book

or bluebook

a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
(initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc. Unabridged
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  • He went to his own hotel and for an hour ran through the pages of his blue book.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Antony had established a friendship with the lady of the blue book.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • With a word of thanks he moved off down the deck, the blue book in his hands.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • Patty lifted up the corner of her pillow and exhibited a blue book.

  • The blue book got a few marks, it is true, but not so many as at first.

    Captain Horace Sophie May
  • The month being now out, it was time to show the blue book to Mrs. Clifford.

    Captain Horace Sophie May
  • It was either 142 or 242; but to make sure he decided to look it up in a blue book.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post
  • He closed his blue book with a slam and returned the proctor's gaze squarely.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post

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