Copy book

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a book in which copies are written or printed for learners to imitate.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pieces of bark and flat leaves and even smooth stretches of bare earth provided him with copy books whereon to scratch with the point of his hunting knife the lessons he was learning.
The only blip on the copy book so far was the shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield, but Klopp will have been heartened by how his side matched the Premier League champions for large parts of the game - including a second half they dominated.
After blotting his copy book in game one, order was restored as Djokovic broke straight back, and he repeated the trick on his way to taking the first set in 38 minutes.
Despite his countless number of trophies at club level with Barcelona, Messi is yet to win silverware with his country at first-team level, and many have used it as a blot on his copy book to prevent him from being name the best of all time.
7 Matt Ritchie Helped create the equaliser with well-taken corner then blotted copy book with daft short set-play in stoppage time.
Douglas Whyte, a former multiple champion rider, has recently trialled Bellagio, who has been blotting his copy book by hanging when turning for home.
No England side have won more successive series - albeit defeat to Scotland in a stand-alone ODI in June is the blot on their copy book.
India yesterday put into orbit two British earth observation satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, in copy book style.
IANS Sriharikota India on Thursday successfully launched the GSAT-6A satellite that would provide mobile communication facilities, using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08), in a copy book style.
Defence agent Rhona Lynch said her client had been doing well on a community payback order (CPO) previously put in place by the court for another offence and that it was "unfortunate" that he had blotted his copy book again by behaving this way.
The only blot on the copy book was Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Hamilton at Easter Road.