Text-book

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Text´-book`


n.1.A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for notes.
2.A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a schoolbook.
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Here the class was reciting a lesson from an abstruse text-book on economics, reciting it by rote, with so obvious a failure to assimilate it that the waste of labour was pitiful.
Go to your meekest little assistant instructor of sociology and ask him what is the difference between Rousseau's theory of the return to nature and the theory of socialism; ask your greatest orthodox bourgeois political economists and sociologists; question through the pages of every text-book written on the subject and stored on the shelves of your subsidized libraries; and from one and all the answer will be that there is nothing congruous between the return to nature and socialism.
It might be made a text-book for detectives to teach them what to avoid.
His third book, Mass and Master, became a text-book in the American universities; and almost before he knew it, he was at work on a fourth one, The Fallacy of the Inefficient.
out of place in a dictionary intended as a text-book for the public
In fact, I had crammed navigation from text-books aboard; and besides, there was Wolf Larsen's star-scale, so simple a device that a child could work it.
He was eager to pass it, since that ended the drudgery of the curriculum; after it was done with the student became an out-patients' clerk, and was brought in contact with men and women as well as with text-books.
Pocket was out lecturing; for, he was a most delightful lecturer on domestic economy, and his treatises on the management of children and servants were considered the very best text-books on those themes.
He bought the text-books on physics and chemistry, and, along with his algebra, worked out problems and demonstrations.
Pepper, "which is surprising, seeing how text-books change.
He dreams of Bengali Gods, University text-books of education, and the Royal Society, London, England.
He was the author of a dozen text-books on the art of speaking correctly, and also of a most ingenious sign-language which he called "Visible Speech.