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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was in the chair once more as he came alongside of her; but the blue book had slipped to the ground.

    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
  • We look in vain for his name in the Wisconsin blue book, or among the list of office holders.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The blue book got a few marks, it is true, but not so many as at first.

    Captain Horace Sophie May
  • The signing of the treaty then took place, the translation of which is given in the blue book.

    Native Races and the War Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  • 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
  • It was a blue book, not quite so large as the story of Aladdin, but in every way handsomer.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • There's the 'blue book' on the mantel staring at me for a warning.

    A Cadet's Honor Upton Sinclair

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