- a catalogue of books, papers, etc, filed on cards
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Phyllis smiled to herself from where she was investigating the card-catalogue.The Rose Garden Husband
I give the numbers in the order in which they are arranged in the card-catalogue.Studies in Central American Picture-Writing
Edward S. Holden
A card-catalogue would be a good system for keeping that record, I should think, with dates of the arrival of the cases.