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or sketch book

[skech-boo k] /ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
Also, sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
a book of literary sketches.
Origin of sketchbook
First recorded in 1810-20; sketch + book

Sketch Book, The

a collection of essays and stories (1819–20) by Washington Irving. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She accordingly let her sketch book slide from her lap, rubber and pencil hopping gaily after it.

  • I intend to take my sketch book and see what I can do with the view round the point.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • Again he swore at himself for neglecting to bring his sketch book and pencil.

  • "Yes," she said, looking down at her sketch book with glowing cheeks.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • It will also be a surprise to know that the distinguished author of The sketch book was a confessed orchard thief.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • Blondine hurries her sketch book into the little willow-basket.

    Zoe; Or, Some Day May Leonard
  • Their primary idea was to carry out the principle of the sketch book, by incorporating the designs with the text.

  • This was the year in which Irving's sketch book was published.

    Literary and Social Essays George William Curtis
  • But it was the sketch book that won him, for he told me that he had a son studying painting in Antwerp at the academy.

  • Without apparently aiming at artistic beauty, it has all the sketch book in it.

    A Book of Autographs Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for sketch book


a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
a book of literary sketches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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