Definition of Dogeared

1. a. Having the corners of the leaves turned down and soiled by careless or long- continued usage; -- said of a book.



Definition of Dogeared

1. Adjective. (US of a book ) Having many pages with corners that have been folded down, usually a sign of heavy use. ¹

2. Verb. (past of dogear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dogeared

1. dogear [v] - See also: dogear

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dogeared

dogbone
dogbones
dogbreath
dogbreaths
dogcart
dogcarts
dogcatcher
dogcatchers
dogday
dogdays
dogdom
dogdoms
dogdraw
doge
dogear
dogeared (current term)
dogearing
dogears
dogeate
dogeates
dogedom
dogedoms
dogeless
dogend
dogends
doges
dogeship
dogeships
dogey
dogeys

Literary usage of Dogeared

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1892)
"... town cracked, covers stained, covers blistered, conn gone, needs rebinding, imperfect, one leaf lacking, some dogeared, others mended and nurr stained, ..."

2. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"... theological library ; and he might be considered as unusually lucky if he had ten or twelve dogeared volumes among the pots and pans on his shelves. ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1900)
"Before me lies a dogeared little volume, without title-page, well thumbed, dilapidated, but full of interesting comparisons. From the author's preface, ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1854)
"The Doctor rose, blushed, stammered, gathered together a few dogeared pieces of paper, professed himself highly honored by the attendance of so large an ..."

5. Annual Report by Massachusetts Bible Society (1853)
"... in the satires of Pope; the historic novels of Scott rest dusty upon the shelf, while the dogeared volumes of Dickens complain of a ceaseless unrest. ..."

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