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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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Despite spending three to four years in getting bookish knowledge, they don't have an idea about how things happen professionally.
At the Heart of It is an unabridged audiobook on MP3-CD (plays on MP3-CD enabled players or transfers to portable devices) rendition of author Tawna Fenske's volatile romance between reality TV producer Kate Geary and the bookish (but blazing hot!) Jonah Porter, a reluctant inductee into the world of showbiz.
But the apartment itself, despite some modern art, is that of a middle-class bookish man.
Stories and poems of about 100 Malayalam writers based in the UAE were published as a literary bulletin named 'Bookish'.
The Reading Bee's Shop, a homegrown bookish merchandise online shop, launches to offer bookworms in Egypt an array of merchandise.
Elegantly translated by his daughter Chloe with language both evocative and sparse, Aridjis recounts his transition from a rowdy boy to a pensive, bookish teen and the horrifying accident that was the catalyst for his transformation.
"Seeing Victoria Wood on TV - working class, bookish, silly, clever, doing stand-up, singing, acting - made me think 'Girls can do this'."
Their intelligence is derived from being bookish and not from a developed intellect.
His hard-working parents, his bookish brother, and his sport-loving sister just seem to overlook him time and again.
An encounter with bookish Isabelle catalyses a journey of self-discovery that Hugo hopes will lead to a message from beyond the grave from his father.