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A blank or specially printed leaf at the beginning or end of a book.
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n, pl -leaves
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the inner leaf of the endpaper of a book, pasted to the first leaf
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n., pl. -leaves.
a blank leaf in the front or the back of a book.
[1825–35; fly1]
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Noun1.flyleaf - a blank leaf in the front or back of a book
folio, leaf - a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
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وَرَقَه بَيْضاء في أوَّل الكِتاب
prázdný krycí list
blankt blad
boş sayfa/yaprak


[ˈflaɪliːf] N (flyleaves (pl)) → guarda f
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[ˈflaɪliːf] npage f de gardefly-on-the-wall documentary ndocumentaire m pris sur le vif
see also fly
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[ˈflaɪˌliːf] n (-leaves (pl)) → risguardo
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(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Identifying the precise date of the entire collection has been difficult for three reasons: firstly, the lack of signatures and/or dates; secondly, the damage due to humidity; and lastly, the mutilation of a relevant number of folios that served as flyleaves and support for other codices written on paper.
1 and 129-131 flyleaves + 4 unfoliated flyleaves at the beginning and 4 at the end)
A probable answer lies in the fact that while S remains with its flyleaves in its original binding, O, which lacks flyleaves, was rebound in the early seventeenth century (at which point, we may presume, it lost its flyleaves).
The title refers to a map representing the flattened projection of the surface of a sphere, and is a nod to the metaphysical conceit in Andrew Marvell's poem, "The Definition of Love." "Planisphere" is a sly paradox; a handy surrealistic metaphor for the polymorphous poetic cosmos "cramp'd" between the flyleaves of his new collection.
He sent over a big packet of autographed flyleaves to be bound in after printing.
The book of hours was the most intimate and important book of the late Middle Ages and that intimacy has left its physical trace in the margins, flyleaves, and blank spaces of those that survive.
Vincent devotes the balance of each volume to providing a much more detailed descriptive bibliography of the same works, including complete transcriptions of title pages, dedication pages, and flyleaves; descriptions of illustrations, covers, and dust jackets; detailed data about page numbers, dimensions, and editions; and other pertinent descriptive information about the works under examination.
Yet, the only evidence of owners is an inscription reading "[i]ste liber postat John dode" and the name "Mary knyztley" on the flyleaves, indicating that the manuscript passed through the hands of both male and female readers.
The aforementioned Library of Congress MS M2.1/.L9/Case contains a single concordance: the bass part of its item "14," an untitled and unascribed chaconne, appears on pages 63-64 of Filmer 8, there inscribed "Trio." Titles in the Library of Congress manuscript, where they exist, are in French, but each of the flyleaves is inscribed "Edinburgh" (abbreviated "Eden" on the front flyleaf), "22 May 1693," and with the name "Loudoun," suggesting Scottish ownership.
As a teacher, you should be able to get the names of publishers from the flyleaves of the textbooks you use at your school.
Marco Gozzi's chapter on the Trent manuscripts in this collection of essays on music in the city of Trent provides a useful survey of our present state of knowledge together with one or two new ideas and a brief discussion of the other polyphonic sources in other libraries in Trent (one a little-known incunabulum with manuscript additions on the flyleaves, which Gozzi has discussed at greater length elsewhere).