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blue book

also blue·book (blo͞o′bo͝ok′)
n.
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`

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n.
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:
Noun1.blue 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"
2.blue book - a register of persons who are socially prominent
directory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses
3.blue 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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Bluebooks have been dismissed by critics of the Gothic, from the eighteenth century to the present, as nothing more than a curiosity, or a reflection of base taste.
Such detail will be tackled by individual working groups, who will liaise with consultants and centres of learning to deliver tangible insights for the industry, and ultimately, perhaps, bluebooks for these two priority areas too.
To order BlueBooks, call toll-free 800-446-6551 or go online to: www.