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A book in which a surveyor or other technician or scientist writes down measurements and other technical notes taken in the field.
- ‘The Duncans logged over 80,000 miles together compiling these field books.’
- ‘Soon now, very soon, it'll not be possible to count the types of flowers in bloom in twos and threes and those who want to name them accurately will have to drag out the field books and the plant recognition guides.’
- ‘This comment was noted on a Post-it sticker, together with the date and field book reference.’
- ‘I spent the rest of the day in my sleeping bags, reading a little and occasionally writing down notes in my field book.’
- ‘The Airman's Manual, Air Force Manual 10-100, is a field book containing practical information and color photographs describing a multitude of tasks for operations in austere locations.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.