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white book

noun
1.
an official report issued by a government, usually bound in white.
Origin of white book
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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  • Perhaps you have seen the white book of Japan relating to the subject.'

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Fly-leaves should be made of white book paper, 80 pounds to the ream, guarded with jaconet on both sides.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • Fly-leaves should be made of white book paper, 70 pounds to the ream and guarded with jaconet.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • It wuz made of a white book muslin, and Jenette Finster made it.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • And the next week he carried her to Jonesville to get the cloth for her robe, jest like his'n, white book muslin.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • But them politicians had on their usual run of clothes, they didn't have on white book muslin robes.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • Woman, I have lost a book from my escritoire yonder—a white book, clasped with gold—what has become of it?

    Mabel's Mistake Ann S. Stephens
  • Her mind was a white book, with clear writing about weather and beasts and growing things.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • I'm gettin' a new frock, white book muslin, trimmed wi' green leaves an' a green sash.

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan
  • This I may give in full from the very lame translation in the American white book.

British Dictionary definitions for white book

white book

noun
1.
an official government publication in some countries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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