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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Definitions for bibliophage

  1. An ardent reader; a bookworm.

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Citations for bibliophage
You may recall, if you are something of a bibliophage, that the late Sylvia Plath had a story with a similar name. Corey Mesler, We Are a Billion-Year-Old Carbon
The borrower, heedless, reckless bibliophage cares nothing about all this; into the midst of these learned pleasures he leaps like a fox into a hen-roost; he is smitten all at once with an overmastering hunger for reading...” Elliot Stock, The Bookworm
Origin of bibliophage
Bibliophage derives from the Latin biblio meaning “books” and phage meaning “a thing that devours.”