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card catalogue

noun
  1. a catalogue of books, papers, etc, filed on cards
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  • Phyllis smiled to herself from where she was investigating the card-catalogue.

    The Rose Garden Husband

    Margaret Widdemer

  • I give the numbers in the order in which they are arranged in the card-catalogue.

  • A card-catalogue would be a good system for keeping that record, I should think, with dates of the arrival of the cases.