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bibliotaph

or bib·li·o·taphe

[bib-lee-uh-taf, -tahf]
noun
  1. a person who caches or hoards books.
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Origin of bibliotaph

1815–25; biblio- + Greek táphos burial; see epitaph
Related formsbib·li·o·taph·ic [bib-lee-uh-taf-ik] /ˌbɪb li əˈtæf ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bibliotaph

Historical Examples

  • On the other hand, a man may be a bibliotaph simply from inability to get at his books.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • The Bibliotaph had no home, and was reputed to live in his post-office box.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • The Bibliotaph was not a blind enthusiast on the subject of first editions.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • It is not to be supposed that the Bibliotaph pleased every one with whom he came in contact.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • It is pleasant to meditate upon past journeys with the Bibliotaph.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent