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Bookmark (plural Bookmarks)

  1. "Any printed or woven paper or other material, an inch or 2 wide and usually 4 or more inches in length, used in marking a place in a closed book for future reference."[1]
  2. "The ribbon or cord marker attached to a book to serve as a bookmark. It is usually run under the headband (if any) and glued to the spine. Generally, the register is about 1 inch longer than the distance from the head of the book at the spine, taken diagonally to the outer corner of the tail" [1]
    Synonym: register

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.