blue book
noun Date: 1835 1. a register especially of socially prominent persons 2. a book of specialized information often published under government auspices 3. a blue-covered booklet used for writing examinations 4. a periodically issued price list (as of used cars)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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