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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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a (usually) large and scholarly book
  • Denis Breen in skimpy frockcoat and blue canvas shoes shuffled out of Harrison's hugging two heavy tomes to his ribs.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (26% in)
  • Denis Breen with his tomes, weary of having waited an hour in John Henry Menton's office, led his wife over O'Connell bridge, bound for the office of Messrs Collis and Ward.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (60% in)
  • Understanding, he shifted his tomes to his left breast and saluted the second carriage.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (96% in)

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