quarter-bound
adjective Date: circa 1888 of a book bound in material of two qualities with the material of better quality on the spine only • quarter binding noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quarter-bound — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having a quarter binding used of a book * * * quarˈter bound adjective Bound using quarter binding • • • Main Entry: ↑quarter …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarter-bound — A term applied to a book having its back and part of its sides covered in one material and the rest of its sides in another …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • three-quarter-bound — adjective Date: circa 1951 of a book bound like a half bound book but having the material on the spine extended to cover about one third of the boards • three quarter binding noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • three-quarter-bound — adjective of a book : having a three quarter binding …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarter binding — quarter bound /kwawr teuhr bownd /, adj. a style of bookbinding in which the spine is leather and the sides are cloth or paper. Cf. full binding, half binding, three quarter binding. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • quarter binding — noun a type of bookbinding in which the spine is bound in one material and the rest of the cover in another. Derivatives quarter bound adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • quarter binding — noun see quarter bound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quarter — n. & v. n. 1 each of four equal parts into which a thing is or might be divided. 2 a period of three months, usu. for which payments become due on the quarter day. 3 a point of time 15 minutes before or after any hour. 4 a school or US university …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quarter hoop — Hoop Hoop, n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.] 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A ring; a circular band; anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • three-quarter binding — noun see three quarter bound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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