- a set of shelves for books.
Origin of bookcase
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Examples from the Web for bookcase
My copy lies in back of a bookcase where I threw it in frustration before I got to page 100.Can Pulp Win the Booker?
September 7, 2011
Get that old French dictionary out of the bookcase downstairs, will you?The Inn at the Red Oak
She looked at the bookcase lovingly, as if she was saying farewell to the past.Howards End
E. M. Forster
At that moment Blaine stepped from behind the bookcase and confronted him.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
He had returned to the armchair in the shadow of the bookcase.Chance
We'll read to you, too, the whole Bible, and all the books in the bookcase beside!The Little Nightcap Letters.
Frances Elizabeth Barrow
- a piece of furniture containing shelves for books, often fitted with glass doors
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Word Origin and History for bookcase
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