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blue book

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noun
  1. a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
  2. any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
  3. a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
  4. a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
  5. (initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
  6. a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc.
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Historical Examples

  • Steve viewed that blue-book frowningly, envying Upton deeply.

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Tom searched at the far end of the table and drew a blue-book to light.

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • You—you had a blue-book in your hand, however, did you not, when you—er—left?

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • It's a lie that you swiped Upton's blue-book with his composition in it, I suppose.

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Everything he had, found some buyer; even a blue-book seemed to have its attraction.