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leaflet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leaflet a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
    • n leaflet a small book usually having a paper cover
    • n leaflet part of a compound leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Leaflet (Zoöl) A leaflike organ or part; as, a leaflet of the gills of fishes.
    • Leaflet A little leaf.
    • Leaflet A printed sheet of paper, of one page, or one sheet folded over, containing an advertisement, tract, or other notice, and usually distributed for free or included in the package with a purchased item.
    • Leaflet (Bot) One of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leaflet A little leaf; in botany, one of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.
    • n leaflet A small leaf of printed matter for distribution; a tract.
    • n leaflet In printing, a circular of six or more small pages on one piece of paper, not stitched or sewed.
    • n leaflet In zoology:
    • n leaflet A plate or layer of branchial appendages of a crustacean.
    • n leaflet One of the three divisions of the human diaphragm.
    • n leaflet One of the thin plates or leaves contained in the lung-books of certain spiders.
    • n leaflet One of the leaf-like branchiæ of certain aquatic insectlarvæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Leaflet a little leaf, a tract
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leáf; Ger. laub, Dut. loof, a leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Its foliage is very handsome, the leaflets being small and numerous.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Light chaff and leaflets flitting fill the air, And sportive feathers circle on the lake.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
Leaflets, with illuminated covers.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
The Commission of grave and reverend seigneurs were not to be trusted with a leaflet which was circulating gratuitously in East London.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
The hymns sung are usually printed on leaflets, and placed in the pews or on the seats.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
I could print all their names on the leaflets and they would be perfectly satisfied.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Fables (published as leaflets).
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry
The withered leaflet is like unto a crushed and broken heart.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. XLII., May 1851" by Various
One of these leaflets found its way to a religious periodical, where it was published.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
Yet Angela, left unpoliced, did not immediately fly toward the bedroom region, or run and hide with the leaflets behind the sofa.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The efforts to get the leaflet translated into popular English proved unavailing.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Fondly the leaflets kiss his eye-lids and his lips.
"The Silent Mill" by Hermann Sudermann
Suzanne closed her computer's lid and snatched a leaflet out of the air.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Infection frequently occurs at the point where the five leaflets are attached to the common petiole.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Benzoic acid crystallizes in glistening leaflets (from water) which melt at 121.4 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Not one of those leaflets had fallen over the land, and had they done so, what then?
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
These leaflets have toothed edges, are paler on the underside, and in a young condition the midrib and nerves are hairy.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
She also prepared for gratuitous distribution a large number of four-page leaflets on the most common farm pests.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
Thousands of leaflets on land and labour questions were distributed by the League.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
If sufficiently dangerous and indecent, they become Leaflets, and are suppressed on sight.
"What Not" by Rose Macaulay
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In poetry:

Scattered, alas! her tender leaflets,
In howling storms,--so far, so wide!
Ne'er will the birch, to greet the Springtide,
Be fresh adorned in leafy pride!
"The Birch Tree" by Ivan Nikitin
Then woe unto him that, when thus bereft,
And the drear cold gust hath pas'd,
Looks within and can see no leaflet left
That might gladden his eyes at last.
"The Autumn Walk" by Alexander Anderson
But Fancy, flitting through the gleams
Of youth's sunshiny atmosphere,
Has fallen in the past, and seems,
Like this poor leaflet nestled here,--
A phantom guest of empty dreams.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley
How lovely the mingling of leaflet and flower!
How sweet the wild music in woodland and bower!
More lovely the gaze of thy worshipping eyes,
And sweeter to heaven shall thine anthem arise.
"Mother and Child" by Janet Hamilton
Was that fold for the lambkin soft virtue's repose,
Where the weary and earth-stricken lay down their woes,--
When the fountain and leaflet are frozen and sere,
And the mountains more friendless,--their home is not here?
"Lines" by Mary Baker Eddy
Thou art to me like my beloved maiden,
So frankly coy, so full of trembly confidences;
Thy shadow scarce seems shade, thy pattering leaflets
Sprinkle their gathered sunshine o'er my senses,
And Nature gives me all her summer confidences.
"The Birch-Tree" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

United Airline pilots pass out leaflets to passengers at O'Hare International airport in May (Antonio Perez).
Walls are covered with leaflets showing the faces of "martyrs" killed by government forces.
House shortage drives hunters to leaflet drops and door-knocking.
BERLIN — Protesters with Occupy Central Vermont handed out leaflets Friday outside Walmart, advocating for an array of labor and market changes including better wages for employees at the store.
South Korea bans cross-border launch of propaganda leaflets in balloons.
Israel warns Gazans to flee homes with leaflets.
Israeli warplanes have dropped leaflets on several Gaza City neighborhoods urging people to evacuate their homes immediately.
Israel Warns Gazans to Flee Homes with Leaflets.
Two activists who came to the Albany International Airport to distribute leaflets on people's rights to skip a fully body scan ended up in a viral dispute with the airport.
A Ku Klux Klan group has won a preliminary injunction allowing it to proceed with plans to leaflet vehicles Friday in southeast Missouri.
For the second time in recent weeks, the Ku Klux Klan is suing a Missouri town over the right to hand out leaflets.
Cape Girardeau tried to enforce the ban on leafleting unoccupied vehicles to prevent littering.
South Korean police ban propaganda leaflet launch to North.
Anti- Semitic, Racist Leaflets Spread in Hampshire Co. Jump to Navigation.
South Korea bans cross-border launch of propaganda leaflets in balloons.
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