telephone book

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  1. a book, directory, or the like, usually containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers in a city or other area, together with their addresses and telephone numbers.

Origin of telephone book

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called telephone directory. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Then she went to the telephone-book and searched for the number of Gilder's house.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • She took the telephone-book, found and memorised the address and turned to Harris.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • She entered a drug store a block from the bank and looked in the telephone-book.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche

  • The name was the first one that my eye lit upon in the telephone-book.

    The Mystery of Mary

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • It was with a sense of relief that Don found the name of Barton & Saltonstall still in the telephone-book.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett