Examples from the Web for copybook
Powell is someone who truly "blotted his copybook," as the Brits used to say.
In other words, it involves unusual departures from the conventional or copybook method of forming letters.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It is said that in antiquity an ode commencing with the name of Mount Asaka was the first copybook put into the hands of children.Japanese Literature|Various
He started to his feet as he spoke, upsetting the ink-pot over his own copybook and also over Kitty's white-frilled pinafore.Red Rose and Tiger Lily|L. T. Meade