doorstopper


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Noun1.doorstopper - a stop that keeps open doors from moving
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
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A doorstopper at over 700 pages, Deep River (Atlantic Monthly, $30, 9780802125385, audio/eBook available) seems a work born from Willa Cather by way of Upton Sinclair.
In order to write a Bildungsroman that covers twenty-six years might have taken a doorstopper to narrate.
Written by American author Arthur Golden, his debut novel is a bit of a doorstopper at 400 odd pages, a novel disguised as a memoir told in the voice of a geisha who grew up in Japan.
Surely this key battle, "largest battle fought by Canadian troops since the Korean War", deserved a doorstopper of a tome?
Wonder what these amazed people would make of a book termed a"doorstopper"?
The over 1,100-page-long doorstopper covering the battle between Protestants and Catholics in 16th century Europe sold extremely well considering its rather steep price of e1/436 ($43).
Chic Crafts Touch of Craft Managing Partner Julie Carceller shows an animal doorstopper, one of the brand's top selling products.
My son decides to choose soup of the day, which today was homemade tomato, and basil that arrived a huge doorstopper wedge of Henllan bread.
In a new commercial for the Swedish DIY giant, Kor complains that the company's new mifratonthat would be the proper Hebrew term for the thick doorstopper featuring the company's furnitureshould be translated so that every sofa, armoire, or end table receive their proper designation in the language of the prophets.
"I'd estimate the majority of controlled deliveries I've seen have involved quantities that are consistent with personal use," criminal defense attorney Rick Collins writes in Legal Muscle, his 2002 doorstopper on U.S.
In terms of sheer weightiness, Russo's new volume of essays is deceptive, since her extremely thin, 65-page book (hardly a doorstopper) is fortified by a substantial amount of thinking and creativity.