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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rhapsody  \Rhap"so*dy\,  n.;  pl  {Rhapsodies}.  [F.  rhapsodie,  L. 
  rhapsodia,  Gr  "rapsw,di`a,  fr  "rapsw,do`s  a  rhapsodist; 
  "ra`ptein  to  sew,  stitch  together,  unite  +  'w,dh`  a  song.  See 
  {Ode}.] 
  1.  A  recitation  or  song  of  a  rhapsodist;  a  portion  of  an  epic 
  poem  adapted  for  recitation,  or  usually  recited,  at  one 
  time;  hence  a  division  of  the  Iliad  or  the  Odyssey;  -- 
  called  also  a  {book}. 
 
  2.  A  disconnected  series  of  sentences  or  statements  composed 
  under  excitement,  and  without  dependence  or  natural 
  connection;  rambling  composition.  ``A  rhapsody  of  words.'' 
  --Shak.  ``A  rhapsody  of  tales.''  --Locke. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  A  composition  irregular  in  form  like  an 
  improvisation;  as  Liszt's  ``Hungarian  Rhapsodies.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bell  \Bell\,  n.  [AS.  belle,  fr  bellan  to  bellow.  See  {Bellow}.] 
  1.  A  hollow  metallic  vessel,  usually  shaped  somewhat  like  a 
  cup  with  a  flaring  mouth,  containing  a  clapper  or  tongue, 
  and  giving  forth  a  ringing  sound  on  being  struck. 
 
  Note:  Bells  have  been  made  of  various  metals,  but  the  best 
  have  always  been  as  now  of  an  alloy  of  copper  and 
  tin. 
 
  {The  Liberty  Bell},  the  famous  bell  of  the  Philadelphia  State 
  House,  which  rang  when  the  Continental  Congress  declared 
  the  Independence  of  the  United  States,  in  1776.  It  had 
  been  cast  in  1753,  and  upon  it  were  the  words  ``Proclaim 
  liberty  throughout  all  the  land,  to  all  the  inhabitants 
  thereof.'' 
 
  2.  A  hollow  perforated  sphere  of  metal  containing  a  loose 
  ball  which  causes  it  to  sound  when  moved 
 
  3.  Anything  in  the  form  of  a  bell,  as  the  cup  or  corol  of  a 
  flower.  ``In  a  cowslip's  bell  I  lie.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  That  part  of  the  capital  of  a  column  included 
  between  the  abacus  and  neck  molding;  also  used  for  the 
  naked  core  of  nearly  cylindrical  shape,  assumed  to  exist 
  within  the  leafage  of  a  capital. 
 
  5.  pl  (Naut.)  The  strikes  of  the  bell  which  mark  the  time; 
  or  the  time  so  designated. 
 
  Note:  On  shipboard,  time  is  marked  by  a  bell,  which  is  struck 
  eight  times  at  4,  8,  and  12  o'clock.  Half  an  hour  after 
  it  has  struck  ``eight  bells''  it  is  struck  once,  and  at 
  every  succeeding  half  hour  the  number  of  strokes  is 
  increased  by  one  till  at  the  end  of  the  four  hours, 
  which  constitute  a  watch,  it  is  struck  eight  times. 
 
  {To  bear  away  the  bell},  to  win  the  prize  at  a  race  where  the 
  prize  was  a  bell;  hence  to  be  superior  in  something 
  --Fuller. 
 
  {To  bear  the  bell},  to  be  the  first  or  leader;  --  in  allusion 
  to  the  bellwether  or  a  flock,  or  the  leading  animal  of  a 
  team  or  drove,  when  wearing  a  bell. 
 
  {To  curse  by  bell},  {book},  {and  candle},  a  solemn  form  of 
  excommunication  used  in  the  Roman  Catholic  church,  the 
  bell  being  tolled,  the  book  of  offices  for  the  purpose 
  being  used  and  three  candles  being  extinguished  with 
  certain  ceremonies.  --Nares. 
 
  {To  lose  the  bell},  to  be  worsted  in  a  contest.  ``In  single 
  fight  he  lost  the  bell.''  --Fairfax. 
 
  {To  shake  the  bells},  to  move  give  notice,  or  alarm.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Bell  is  much  used  adjectively  or  in  combinations;  as 
  bell  clapper;  bell  foundry;  bell  hanger;  bell-mouthed; 
  bell  tower,  etc.,  which  for  the  most  part  are 
  self-explaining. 
 
  {Bell  arch}  (Arch.),  an  arch  of  unusual  form  following  the 
  curve  of  an  ogee. 
 
  {Bell  cage},  or  {Bell  carriage}  (Arch.),  a  timber  frame 
  constructed  to  carry  one  or  more  large  bells. 
 
  {Bell  cot}  (Arch.),  a  small  or  subsidiary  construction, 
  frequently  corbeled  out  from  the  walls  of  a  structure,  and 
  used  to  contain  and  support  one  or  more  bells. 
 
  {Bell  deck}  (Arch.),  the  floor  of  a  belfry  made  to  serve  as  a 
  roof  to  the  rooms  below. 
 
  {Bell  founder},  one  whose  occupation  it  is  to  found  or  cast 
  bells. 
 
  {Bell  foundry},  or  {Bell  foundery},  a  place  where  bells  are 
  founded  or  cast. 
 
  {Bell  gable}  (Arch.),  a  small  gable-shaped  construction, 
  pierced  with  one  or  more  openings,  and  used  to  contain 
  bells. 
 
  {Bell  glass}.  See  {Bell  jar}. 
 
  {Bell  hanger},  a  man  who  hangs  or  puts  up  bells. 
 
  {Bell  pull},  a  cord,  handle,  or  knob,  connecting  with  a  bell 
  or  bell  wire,  and  which  will  ring  the  bell  when  pulled. 
  --Aytoun. 
 
  {Bell  punch},  a  kind  of  conductor's  punch  which  rings  a  bell 
  when  used 
 
  {Bell  ringer},  one  who  rings  a  bell  or  bells,  esp.  one  whose 
  business  it  is  to  ring  a  church  bell  or  chime,  or  a  set  of 
  musical  bells  for  public  entertainment. 
 
  {Bell  roof}  (Arch.),  a  roof  shaped  according  to  the  general 
  lines  of  a  bell. 
 
  {Bell  rope},  a  rope  by  which  a  church  or  other  bell  is  rung. 
 
 
  {Bell  tent},  a  circular  conical-topped  tent. 
 
  {Bell  trap},  a  kind  of  bell  shaped  stench  trap. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Book  \Book\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Booked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Booking}.] 
  1.  To  enter  write,  or  register  in  a  book  or  list. 
 
  Let  it  be  booked  with  the  rest  of  this  day's  deeds. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  enter  the  name  of  (any  one)  in  a  book  for  the  purpose 
  of  securing  a  passage,  conveyance,  or  seat;  as  to  be 
  booked  for  Southampton;  to  book  a  seat  in  a  theater. 
 
  3.  To  mark  out  for  to  destine  or  assign  for  as  he  is 
  booked  for  the  valedictory.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Here  I  am  booked  for  three  days  more  in  Paris. 
  --Charles 
  Reade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Book  \Book\  (b[oo^]k),  n.  [OE.  book,  bok,  AS  b[=o]c;  akin  to 
  Goth.  b[=o]ka  a  letter,  in  pl  book,  writing,  Icel.  b[=o]k, 
  Sw  bok,  Dan.  bog,  OS  b[=o]k,  D.  boek,  OHG.  puoh,  G.  buch; 
  and  fr  AS  b[=o]c,  b[=e]ce,  beech;  because  the  ancient 
  Saxons  and  Germans  in  general  wrote  runes  on  pieces  of 
  beechen  board.  Cf  {Beech}.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  sheets  of  paper,  or  similar  material, 
  blank,  written,  or  printed,  bound  together;  commonly,  many 
  folded  and  bound  sheets  containing  continuous  printing  or 
  writing. 
 
  Note:  When  blank,  it  is  called  a  blank  book.  When  printed, 
  the  term  often  distinguishes  a  bound  volume,  or  a 
  volume  of  some  size,  from  a  pamphlet. 
 
  Note:  It  has  been  held  that  under  the  copyright  law,  a  book 
  is  not  necessarily  a  volume  made  of  many  sheets  bound 
  together;  it  may  be  printed  on  a  single  sheet,  as  music 
  or  a  diagram  of  patterns.  --Abbott. 
 
  2.  A  composition,  written  or  printed;  a  treatise. 
 
  A  good  book  is  the  precious  life  blood  of  a  master 
  spirit,  embalmed  and  treasured  up  on  purpose  to  a 
  life  beyond  life.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  part  or  subdivision  of  a  treatise  or  literary  work  as 
  the  tenth  book  of  ``Paradise  Lost.'' 
 
  4.  A  volume  or  collection  of  sheets  in  which  accounts  are 
  kept;  a  register  of  debts  and  credits,  receipts  and 
  expenditures,  etc 
 
  5.  Six  tricks  taken  by  one  side  in  the  game  of  whist;  in 
  certain  other  games,  two  or  more  corresponding  cards, 
  forming  a  set 
 
  Note:  Book  is  used  adjectively  or  as  a  part  of  many 
  compounds;  as  book  buyer,  bookrack  book  club,  book 
  lore,  book  sale,  book  trade  memorandum  book,  cashbook. 
 
  {Book  account},  an  account  or  register  of  debt  or  credit  in  a 
  book. 
 
  {Book  debt},  a  debt  for  items  charged  to  the  debtor  by  the 
  creditor  in  his  book  of  accounts. 
 
  {Book  learning},  learning  acquired  from  books,  as 
  distinguished  from  practical  knowledge.  ``Neither  does  it 
  so  much  require  book  learning  and  scholarship,  as  good 
  natural  sense  to  distinguish  true  and  false.''  --Burnet. 
 
  {Book  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of  minute, 
  wingless  insects  injurious  to  books  and  papers.  They 
  belong  to  the  {Pseudoneuroptera}. 
 
  {Book  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  name  of  several  species  of  moths, 
  the  larv[ae]  of  which  eat  books. 
 
  {Book  oath},  an  oath  made  on  {The  Book},  or  Bible. 
 
  {The  Book  of  Books},  the  Bible. 
 
  {Book  post},  a  system  under  which  books,  bulky  manuscripts, 
  etc.,  may  be  transmitted  by  mail 
 
  {Book  scorpion}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  false  scorpions 
  ({Chelifer  cancroides})  found  among  books  and  papers.  It 
  can  run  sidewise  and  backward,  and  feeds  on  small  insects. 
 
 
  {Book  stall},  a  stand  or  stall,  often  in  the  open  air,  for 
  retailing  books. 
 
  {Canonical  books}.  See  {Canonical}. 
 
  {In  one's  books},  in  one's  favor.  ``I  was  so  much  in  his 
  books,  that  at  his  decease  he  left  me  his  lamp.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  {To  bring  to  book}. 
  a  To  compel  to  give  an  account. 
  b  To  compare  with  an  admitted  authority.  ``To  bring  it 
  manifestly  to  book  is  impossible.''  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  {To  curse  by  bell,  book,  and  candle}.  See  under  {Bell}. 
 
  {To  make  a  book}  (Horse  Racing),  to  lay  bets  (recorded  in  a 
  pocket  book)  against  the  success  of  every  horse,  so  that 
  the  bookmaker  wins  on  all  the  unsuccessful  horses  and 
  loses  only  on  the  winning  horse  or  horses. 
 
  {To  speak  by  the  book},  to  speak  with  minute  exactness. 
 
  {Without  book}. 
  a  By  memory. 
  b  Without  authority. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  book 
  n  1:  a  copy  of  a  written  work  or  composition  that  has  been 
  published  (printed  on  pages  bound  together);  "I  am 
  reading  a  good  book  on  economics" 
  2:  a  book  as  a  physical  object:  a  number  of  pages  bound 
  together;  "he  used  a  large  book  as  a  doorstop"  [syn:  {volume}] 
  3:  a  compilation  of  the  known  facts  regarding  something  or 
  someone  "Al  Smith  used  to  say  `Let's  look  at  the 
  record'";  "his  name  is  in  all  the  recordbooks"  [syn:  {record}, 
  {recordbook}] 
  4:  a  written  version  of  a  play  or  other  dramatic  composition; 
  used  in  preparing  for  a  performance  [syn:  {script},  {playscript}] 
  5:  a  record  in  which  commercial  accounts  are  recorded;  "they 
  got  a  subpoena  to  examine  our  books"  [syn:  {ledger},  {leger}, 
  {account  book},  {book  of  account}] 
  6:  a  major  division  of  a  long  written  composition;  "the  book  of 
  Isaiah" 
  7:  an  accounting  book  as  a  physical  object:  "he  bought  a  new 
  daybook"  [syn:  {daybook},  {ledger}] 
  8:  a  number  sheets  (ticket  or  stamps  etc.)  bound  together  on 
  one  edge;  "he  bought  a  book  of  stamps" 
  v  1:  engage  for  a  performance;  "Her  agent  had  booked  her  for 
  several  concerts  in  Tokyo" 
  2:  arrange  for  and  reserve  in  advance;  "reserve  a  seat  on  a 
  flight";  "We  booked  tickets  to  the  show";  "please  hold  a 
  table  at  Maxim's"  [syn:  {reserve},  {hold}] 
  3:  record  a  charge  in  a  police  register;  "The  policeman  booked 
  her  when  she  tried  to  solicit  a  man" 
  4:  register  in  a  hotel  booker 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Book 
  This  word  has  a  comprehensive  meaning  in  Scripture.  In  the  Old 
  Testament  it  is  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  word  _sepher_,  which 
  properly  means  a  "writing,"  and  then  a  volume"  (Ex.  17:14; 
  Deut.  28:58;  29:20;  Job  19:23)  or  "roll  of  a  book"  (Jer.  36:2, 
  4). 
 
  Books  were  originally  written  on  skins,  on  linen  or  cotton 
  cloth,  and  on  Egyptian  papyrus,  whence  our  word  "paper."  The 
  leaves  of  the  book  were  generally  written  in  columns,  designated 
  by  a  Hebrew  word  properly  meaning  doors"  and  valves"  (Jer. 
  36:23,  R.V.,  marg.  "columns"). 
 
  Among  the  Hebrews  books  were  generally  rolled  up  like  our 
  maps,  or  if  very  long  they  were  rolled  from  both  ends  forming 
  two  rolls  (Luke  4:17-20).  Thus  they  were  arranged  when  the 
  writing  was  on  flexible  materials;  but  if  the  writing  was  on 
  tablets  of  wood  or  brass  or  lead,  then  the  several  tablets  were 
  bound  together  by  rings  through  which  a  rod  was  passed. 
 
  A  sealed  book  is  one  whose  contents  are  secret  (Isa.  29:11; 
  Rev.  5:1-3).  To  eat"  a  book  (Jer.  15:16;  Ezek.  2:8-10;  3:1-3; 
  Rev.  10:9)  is  to  study  its  contents  carefully. 
 
  The  book  of  judgment  (Dan.  7:10)  refers  to  the  method  of  human 
  courts  of  justice  as  illustrating  the  proceedings  which  will 
  take  place  at  the  day  of  God's  final  judgment. 
  The  book  of  the  wars  of  the  Lord  (Num.  21:14),  the  book  of 
  Jasher  (Josh.  10:13),  and  the  book  of  the  chronicles  of  the 
  kings  of  Judah  and  Israel  (2  Chr.  25:26),  were  probably  ancient 
  documents  known  to  the  Hebrews,  but  not  forming  a  part  of  the 
  canon. 
 
  The  book  of  life  (Ps.  69:28)  suggests  the  idea  that  as  the 
  redeemed  form  a  community  or  citizenship  (Phil.  3:20;  4:3),  a 
  catalogue  of  the  citizens'  names  is  preserved  (Luke  10:20;  Rev. 
  20:15).  Their  names  are  registered  in  heaven  (Luke  10:20;  Rev. 
  3:5). 
 
  The  book  of  the  covenant  (Ex.  24:7),  containing  Ex 
  20:22-23:33,  is  the  first  book  actually  mentioned  as  a  part  of 
  the  written  word  It  contains  a  series  of  laws,  civil,  social, 
  and  religious,  given  to  Moses  at  Sinai  immediately  after  the 
  delivery  of  the  decalogue.  These  were  written  in  this  "book." 
 




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