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BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Sheffield group's latest production was hanging in the balance after frontman Alex Turner's book of words was taken, along with some other belongings.
Waiting for David at his occupational therapy session, she meets wheelchair-bound Jason, who uses a book of words instead of talking to communicate, and develops a fond relationship with him.
While recalculating our position we had a quick look at the old fashioned book of words which didn't tally up with where we were.