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Sep 22, 2011
This week's theme
Words about books

This week's words
vade mecum
enchiridion
roman-fleuve
chapbook
omnibus

a chapbook
A chapbook

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with Anu Garg

chapbook

PRONUNCIATION:
(CHAP-book)

MEANING:
noun: A small book or pamphlet containing stories, poems, or religious tracts.

ETYMOLOGY:
From chapman book, a small, cheap book sold by a chapman or a colporteur. Earliest documented use: 1824.

USAGE:
"Gloucester writer and editor David Rich will read from and discuss his new chapbook of poems."
Ann Gail McCarthy; Rocky Neck Tradition Kicks Off Busy Weekend; Gloucester Times (Massachusetts); Aug 10, 2011.

See more usage examples of chapbook in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. -Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, moralist (1613-1680)

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