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Book debt


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Book debt a debt for items charged to the debtor by the creditor in his book of accounts.
    • Book debt etc. See under Bond Book, etc.
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In literature:

Elsewhere in the county many young men were in debt, but in the headman's village no youth was without a savings-bank book.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Rein's book, The Industries of Japan, points out, as far as known, the material debt to India.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
Give 'em plenty of debt and we'll fix the books.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
To this end, he settled all his worldly affairs, paid his debts, closed his books, and consigned over his merchandize.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
It remained a standing debt on the books of the firm.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Books and papers are filled with discussions of whether both gold and silver should be legal tender for debts or only gold.
"The Arena" by Various
Book debts are the most obvious example.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
What a debt is his to imaginative books!
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
Each fund-holder was to be entered in the Great Book, or register of the public debt, for the amount due to him every year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Nipper gave some figures of entrances and exits, marts and sales, gross, retail, and monthly book-debts.
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett
It gives she what us calls book-debts, and they be muddlesome and contrairy things.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Reach me that pocket-book; I want to acquit one debt to you before I incur another.
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
This unusual book is a study of the debt of English literature, through the past century and a half, to the religious impulse.
"The Riverside Bulletin, March, 1910" by Anonymous
Books going finely; no debts.
"Louisa May Alcott" by Louisa May Alcott
His only hope of ever paying his debts, appeared to be upon the sale of a book, which he had been writing.
"Gleanings by the Way" by John A. Clark
One has nothing but a book full of debts.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan
At that meeting he gravely proposed that Mortomley should be invited to bid for the remaining book debts, the books, and his discharge.
"Mortomley's Estate, Vol. III (of 3)" by Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
I've canceled debts in the tienda de raya books.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
A suggestion of hers flashed into his mind: the book might help pay his debt to the Mission.
"To Him That Hath" by Leroy Scott
Come, come, Jim, old man, if that debt worries you, we'll strike it off the books altogether.
"Sheilah McLeod" by Guy Boothby

In poetry:

Let our book of debts be cancell’d!
Reconcile the total world!
Brothers—o’er the stars unfurl’d
God doth judge, as we have settl’d.}
"Ode To Joy" by Friedrich von Schiller
Forgive me, now, the debt I ought to pay,
The countless sum which by thy book I owe,
And with the blood of Christ blot quite away
The utmost farthing that to thee is due:
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
O Thou who carest for the falling sparrow,
Canst Thou the sinless sufferer's pang forget?
Or is thy dread account-book's page so narrow
Its one long column scores thy creatures' debt?
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He burnt the debtors' books that were imprisoned in Khartoum,
And freed them from a dismal prison gloom,
Those that were imprisoned for debt they couldn't pay,
And sent them rejoicing on their way.
"General Gordon, the Hero of Khartoum" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Whether it be books about books or a rare edition of paper samples from paper freak Claudia Cohen, this place is guaranteed to drive bibliophiles into debt.— John Metcalfe 208 First Ave S.
Troubled lender to small businesses is trying to slash $5.7 billion of debt off its books through an exchange offer, or face bankruptcy.
With financial institutions looking to move distressed loans off their books, it can be faster to acquire a company by buying its bank debt – as Penn National Gaming recently did.
Will Winans's book dig him out of debt.
Sanjeev Prasad at Kotak, a broker, says that the recent results season saw a host of firms booking losses as the value in rupees of their foreign debts rose.
Bob Woodward discusses his new book, "The Price of Politics," and what the next round of debt ceiling negotiations could look like.
A friend of mine, who reads First Read so I don't have to, passes along the following item about Bob Woodward 's new book on the debt ceiling debacle last year.
Dogged by debt, hospital district must clear its books before merger with PeaceHealth.
Paul Solman talks to Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management about his new book "White House Burning," which chronicles the history -- including the whys and whererfores, virtues and vices -- of US debt.
A friend of mine, who reads First Read so I don't have to, passes along the following item about Bob Woodward's new book on the debt ceiling debacle last year.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the book publishing giant, has filed for bankruptcy protection to eliminate $3.1 billion in debt.
I'm reading The Fine Print, by David Cay Johnston, right now, and early in the book he shares this anecdote about the treatment of debt in the Code of Hammurabi.
Generally, if a debt has not been paid for 180 days, the original creditor will write off your debt, removing it from their books.
Born under a mountain of debt in late 2007, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt forced its executives to spend as much time finding ways to keep the company financially afloat as publishing educational materials and trade and reference books.

In science:

It was therefore proclaimed that at regular intervals debts should be remitted, allowing debtors to proceed their lives without the burden of previous debts (see the Old Testament, Book of Deuteronomy 15:1–2).
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation