ACCOUNT-BOOK. A book kept by a merchant, trader, mechanic, or other person, in which are entered from time to time the transactions of his trade or business. Vide Books; Entry; Original entry.

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The trader, therefore, sat discontentedly down, with his little account-book, and put down the missing body and soul under the head of losses!
One day, however, as she put away her account-book and unfolded her embroidery, she suddenly took her up thus -
Accordingly, she polished the tablets, pointed the pencil, bought an immense account-book, carefully stitched up with a needle and thread all the leaves of the Cookery Book which Jip had torn, and made quite a desperate little attempt
Then, reading from his account-book as if he were repeating some devout prayer, in the middle of his delivery he raised his hand and gave him a sturdy blow on the neck, and then, with his own sword, a smart slap on the shoulder, all the while muttering between his teeth as if he was saying his prayers.
cried a fat Hindu money-lender, his folded account-book in a cloth under his arm.
The soul of man wanders through the uttermost regions of the universe, and she seeks to imprison it in the circle of her account-book.
A young man with a pen behind his ear, and another with an account-book in his hand, were setting down a number of figures, whilst a third counted and weighed.
From one of the drawers she took out an old household account-book.
Alec, as he made an entry in his own very neat account-book.
Thus it was that this woman who believed herself destined to shine in the world was condemned to use her mind and her faculties in a sordid struggle, fighting hand to hand with an account-book.
If she persists in setting my orders at defiance, let her bring her account-book into the library, while we are at lunch, and lay it out my desk.
Mr Nickleby closed an account-book which lay on his desk, and, throwing himself back in his chair, gazed with an air of abstraction through the dirty window.

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