Origin of hornbook
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Examples from the Web for hornbook
This may seem like hornbook eighth-grade civics, but it bears repeating.A Tea Party Shock to the System
Stephen L. Carter
August 1, 2011
But I swear to thee I never read through the hornbook of the heavens.The Book of Khalid
For hornbook and primmer for Jenkins' girle to learn to read, 6d.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire
The printed cardboard battledore was a successor of the hornbook.
This like the criss-cross row in the hornbook was originally Christ's cross.
Decker, in "Gul's Hornbook," speaks of "the unicorn whose horn is worth a city."The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical
Frank H. Stauffer
- a page bearing a religious text or the alphabet, held in a frame with a thin window of flattened cattle horn over it
- any elementary primer
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