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purple book

purple book in Technology

1. The "System V Interface Definition". The covers of the first editions were an amazingly nauseating shade of off-lavender.
2. The Wizard Book.
See also book titles.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • Will you run up-stairs into the drawing-room and bring me the purple book from the small table?

    The Lost Prince Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She pressed her beloved child to her bosom, and in her hand she held a purple book marked with a golden cross.

    Penguin Island Anatole France

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