Hornbook

A hornbook is a book that serves as primer for study. The hornbook originated in England as long ago as 1450, or earlier. The term has been applied to a few different study materials in different fields. In children`s education, in the years before modern educational materials were used, it referred to a leaf or page displaying the alphabet, reli....
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Hornbook

• (n.) A book containing the rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge; a manual; a handbook. • (n.) The first book for children, or that from which in former times they learned their letters and rudiments; -- so called because a sheet of horn covered the small, thin board of oak, or the slip of paper, on which the alphabet, digits,...
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hornbook

noun a primer that provides instruction in the rudiments or basic skills of a branch of knowledge
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Hornbook

[law] In United States legal education, hornbooks are one-volume legal treatises, written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses. Hornbooks summarize and explain the law in a specific area. They are distinct from casebooks, which are collections of cases (or parts of cases) chosen to help illustrate a...
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Hornbook

Horn'book` noun 1. The first book for children, or that from which in former times they learned their letters and rudiments; -- so called because a sheet of horn covered the small, thin board of oak, or the slip of paper, on which the alphabet, digits, and often the Lord's Prayer, were written or ...
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hornbook

A child's primer, made of parchment, mounted on a board with a handle, protected by a transparent plate made of horn.
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Hornbook

A hornbook was a piece of wood, with a handle, onto which was pasted or placed a piece of paper containing the alphabet, nine digits and the Lord's Prayer. The paper was covered with a thin film of transparent horn (whence the name). This device was formerly used by children to learn to read, and were used in education in England from early times t...
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hornbook

form of children`s primer common in both England and America from the late 16th to the late 18th century. A sheet containing the letters of the ...
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hornbook

hornbook, primer of a kind in use from the 15th to the 18th cent. On one side of a sheet of parchment or paper the matter to be learned was written or printed; over the sheet, for its protection, a transparent sheet of horn was placed; and the two were fastened to a thin board, which usually project...
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hornbook

rudimentary treatise
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