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Origin of handbook
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The Jewish/Israel lobby will have to throw away its handbook.
In the 1970s, he wrote a book called Handbook on Abortion, which he updated and republished in seven editions over the years.Todd Akin Finds a Friend in Dr. John Willke, a Pro-Life ‘Founding Father’|Abigail Pesta|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Comics were my handbook, my point of entry into American culture.
He is the author, most recently, of Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring America's Important Ideals.
She is currently working on her third book, a novel called THE SOCIAL CLIMBER'S HANDBOOK.
The book is not intended as a handbook for the nursery; many such exist, and many of them are of great merit.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases|Charles West, M.D.
By his elbow a delicate Siamese conned a handbook of strategy.Ulysses|James Joyce
Fifty per cent of that is needed by the handbook men to operate their places.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World|Robert O. Harland
So I bought a handbook on palmistry and, having absorbed it, set out for my next party full of confidence.
It became the handbook of statesmen and jurists, and has never ceased to be quoted by them down to the present day.
Old English handboc; see hand (n.) + book (N.). It translates Latin manualis, and was displaced in Middle English by manual (from French), and later in part by enchiridion (from Greek). Reintroduced 1814, but execrated through much of 19c. as "that very ugly and very unnecessary word" [Trench].