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telephone book

a book, directory, or the like, usually containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers in a city or other area, together with their addresses and telephone numbers.
Also called telephone directory.
Origin of telephone book
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He got hold of the telephone book and began to turn over the pages rapidly.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • I didn't know where to look for you in the telephone book, you were utterly lost.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • He had a Bible, a prayer-book and a Chicago telephone book with him.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley
  • "Of course," I said, jumping up and looking for the telephone book.

    A Chain of Evidence Carolyn Wells
  • Being unable to recall the number, he had had to consult the telephone book.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett
  • He found a telephone book and dialed one number after another.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • She hunted him up in the telephone book, and found him—Ulrich Stlle.

    The Tin Soldier

    Temple Bailey

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