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Booky

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Booky Bookish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • booky Bookish; given to reading: as, a booky person.
    • booky Derived from books: as, booky lessons.
    • n booky Same as bookmaker, 3.
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Quotations

  • Walter Matthau
    Walter Matthau
    “I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie.”

Usage

In literature:

In my old clothes I must have appeared like some second-class bookie or seedy horse-coper.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
Aren't there horsemen and sporting men and booky men, in the feminine mind?
"Mae Madden" by Mary Murdoch Mason
Miss Hemly lets fall her booky as I pass, and I'm obleged to get hoff and pick it hup, & get splashed up to the his.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
It was only Bundy returning from his mission to the Bookie.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
He gets more and more booky.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
Down went Tom Rochford anyhow, booky's vest and all, with the rope round him.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Perhaps it's because he is such a booky man and spends so much time in reading and study.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Then they set sail after the poor bookie, and caught him about seven or eight miles away.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
Wish I'd never bucked ag'in' de bookies.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
Upon a train of incidents, as unconnected as life itself, we are wont to clap a booky ending.
"Adventures In Contentment" by David Grayson
We hate to hold it in war-time, but the breed of horses and bookies must be kept up.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 12, 1917" by Various
Very often a horse is made a favourite by the bookies, in conjunction with the Press, just so as everyone will back it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 11, 1919" by Various
While frenzied peers and joyous bookies drain Promiscuous bumpers of the Club champagne.
"Punch Among the Planets" by Various
The bookies are right.
"In Old Kentucky" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Surrey is full of rich stockbrokers, company-promoters, bookies, judges, newspaper proprietors.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
But henceforth we shall know, though the bookies may laugh, That this HAY means a harvest, and cannot mean chaff.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, June 11, 1892" by Various
He'll hedge for me with the bookie within five minutes.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
The "bookies" were beside themselves with fury.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
One of the features of the day was the Bookies' G.S.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
Didn't I collar a hundred and five quid from that Melbourne bookie?
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
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In poetry:

I think we ort to make 'im something great—
A bookie, or a champeen 'eavy-weight:
Some callin' that'll give 'im room to spread.
A fool could see 'e's got a clever 'ead.
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
Then 'e quickly dropped 'is aitches, so as not to be mistook
Fer an edjicated person, 'oo 'is cobbers reckoned crook;
But 'e 'ad a trick wiv figgers that ud make a clerk look sick;
So 'e pencilled fer a bookie; an' 'e 'awked a bit, did Mick.
"Introduction to Ginger Mick" by C J Dennis

In news:

He's a Miami bookie, and a thief besides.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie .
3 men plead guilty in South Carolina bookie case.
Bookie 's Wife: Another Indictment.
Bob Angleton was one of Houston's biggest bookies, bringing in, by some estimates, more than a million dollars a year.
Bookie 's Wife: Brothers In Crime.
While police were zeroing in on Bob Angleton for the 1997 murder of his wife, Doris, the multimillionaire bookie was trying to convince them that not only was he innocent but that he knew who was guilty.
While police were zeroing in on Bob Angleton for the 1997 murder of his wife, Doris, the multimillionaire bookie was trying to convince them that not only was he innocent, but that he knew who was guilty.
Longtime Mammoth resident Bruce Torrence has a new book out, with a book signing at the Booky Joint scheduled for this weekend.
Booky Wook 2--This Time Its Personal.
Who lights the caldron. Bookies say Bannister, Redgrave.
The pool room was an active gambling hall where a real-live bookie (with a toothpick dangling from his mouth) accepted bets).
On average one new bookie opens every week.
Max Greenfield brought a very special lady to the Milk & Bookies 3rd Annual Story Time Celebration in Los Angeles Sunday: his 2-year-old daughter, Lily.
Booky Wook 2--This Time Its Personal.
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In science:

Christensen, “Clever Bookies and Coherent Beliefs,” Phil.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Sometime Cincinnati resident Mark Twain once wrote, “The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come, not of booky teaching, but of experience.” This can be interpreted as encouragement for the experimentalist.
What We've Learned from Heavy Flavour Experiments Since CKM2010
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