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Hornbook

A primer; a book explaining the basics, fundamentals, or rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge. The phrase hornbook law is a colloquial designation of the rudiments or general principles of law.

A colloquial reference to a series of textbooks that review various fields of law in summary, narrative form, as opposed to casebooks, which are designed as primary teaching tools and include many reprints of court opinions.

hornbook

noun abstract on the law, analysis, annotated text, capitulation, capsule, compendium, condensation, desk book, digest of the law, discourse on the law, dissection, dissertation on the law, encyclopedia, excursus, exposition, manual, manual of instruction, pandect, primer, recapitulation, review, study, study book, text, textbook, topical outline, treatise, treatise on the law

hornbook

(US) a student textbook, as opposed to a treatise for practitioners.
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section] 78u-4(e)(2); HAZEN HORNBOOK, supra note 3, at 284 (rev.
5) The recorded version was published as early as 1930 in The Hobo's Hornbook, though it had already appeared several times in sheet music form.
In addition, the practice of "sounding" a trumpet three times to signal the start of a performance is thought to have been restricted to the outdoor playhouses, so another Hornbook passage also probably indicates such a location:
the best and most usable multi-volume treatise on federal courts; updated continuously with supplements; volumes 15A, 15B, 16, and 16A cover the courts of appeals; each section amounts to a knowledgeable and thorough lecture on the topic with comprehensive and exhaustive citations; the sixth edition of Wright & Kane's student hornbook (2002) is a masterful highlight of this set.
One instrument was a page of written script fastened to a board and covered with a translucent film of horn therefore incorrectly called a hornbook.
In a review published in Hornbook, for example, an elementary school teacher praised her writing--"an effective evocation of character and place"--but then railed against the main character's "repeated use of words like gonna and gotta," which the reviewer found an "irritating, entirely unnecessary attempt at verisimilitude.
As Herbert Tucker points out, the episode is remarkable "for its implication that a poetry anthology is the proper hornbook for Ida to spell her new self by" (p.
All needs must there begin, that would be wise, Nor let them fall under Discouragement, Who at their hornbook stick, and time hath spent, Upon that A.
This unique introduction to pioneer history in the form of an ABC book (B is for Bandalore (a forerunner of the yoyo), H is for the Hornbook (the textbook that most children learned to spell with), X is for the eXhaustion of hardworking homesteading families).
HORNBOOK (horn-book)--any publication designed to stimulate prurience in men [a manual for children to teach them the rudiments of knowledge]
Mackey has shown in his books of poetry (including Whatsaid Serif and School of Udhra, to name two) and his epistolary novels (Bedouin Hornbook and Djibot Baghostus's Run) his ability to bring various "discrepant" traditions together to create a kind of hinge body of work, one that hangs somewhere in the balance (between lyric and narrative, between Afrocentric and Eurocentric) in a way that doesn't seek to resolve discursive tensions or interpretive differences but brings them into dialogue.