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Sketch Book, The

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noun

a collection of essays and stories (1819–20) by Washington Irving.

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Definition for sketch-books (2 of 2)

sketchbook

or sketch book

[ skech-boo k ]
/ ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk /

noun

Also sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
a book of literary sketches.

Origin of sketchbook

First recorded in 1810–20; sketch + book
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British Dictionary definitions for sketch-books

sketchbook

/ (ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk) /

noun

a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
a book of literary sketches
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