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blue book

also blue·book (blo͞o′bo͝ok′)
1. An official list of persons in the employ of the US government.
2. A book listing the names of socially prominent people.
3. A blank notebook with blue covers in which to write the answers to examination questions.

blue′ book`

or blue′book`,

1. a register or directory, esp. of socially prominent persons.
2. a blank book for taking college examinations, usu. with a blue cover.
3. a manual listing the current market value of any of various consumer items, as appliances.
4. a British government publication bound in a blue cover.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: book - a report published by the British government; bound in blue
report, written report, study - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale" book - a register of persons who are socially prominent
directory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses book - a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations
booklet, brochure, folder, pamphlet, leaflet - a small book usually having a paper cover
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Dorian Gray does not belong to Blue Books, Uncle George," said Lord Henry languidly.
At home he gave himself up to the perusal of Blue Books, to the alarm and wonder of Lady Jane, who thought he was killing himself by late hours and intense application.
Well, I hope he is not as devoted to Blue Books as Sir John is.
Trefusis, a man whom he had seen that day in a beautiful landscape, blind to everything except a row of figures in a Blue Book, was his successful rival, although it was plain from the very sound of his voice that he did not--could not--love Gertrude.
Gradgrind observed, shaking his head, that all this was very bad; that it showed the necessity of infinite grinding at the mill of knowledge, as per system, schedule, blue book, report, and tabular statements A to Z; and that Jupe 'must be kept to it.