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Bookworm

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One always poring over his books; so called in allusion to the insect that eats holes in books, and lives both in and on its leaves.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Booby-trap (A)
Book (Ang.-Saxon, boc; Danish, beuke; German, buche, a beech-tree)
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Book
Book of Books (The)
Book of Life (The)
Books
Book-keeper
Book-keeping
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Boom-Passenger (A)
Boon Companion (A)
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Boot-jack
Boots
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