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(of a book or notepad) bound with a wire or plastic spiral threaded through a row of holes along one edge.
- ‘One could imagine friends sitting around with stacks of spiral-bound notebooks charting the dynasties of game pieces, but alas, the game just was not involved enough to warrant that kind of attention.’
- ‘Another priceless treasure I inherited was a spiral-bound book called Grandmother Remembers.’
- ‘The single-sheet map continued to be produced, but it was also cut into 60 small rectangular segments and assembled into a spiral-bound pocketbook.’
- ‘He keeps large, spiral-bound sketchbooks in which he routinely draws new shapes in small-format compositions, some of which may later serve as points of reference for paintings in progress.’
- ‘Initially the company simply wanted to build consumer awareness for its new spiral-bound books, which have a distinctly different look and feel from the trademark product.’
- ‘So when I got home I typed up the first five sections of this report, then dug up an old spiral-bound notebook and scrawled the word ‘OBSERVATIONS’ on the first page.’
- ‘This oversized spiral-bound book of more than 200 pages includes all the phonics from grades K to 2 of the full McRuffy curriculum.’
- ‘The Web version replaces the 104-page, spiral-bound sourcebook originally created to assist media reporters in identifying university specialists.’
- ‘All these ethnic groups are still to be found in Hawaii and most (not the Puerto Ricans) have their own array of grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and spiral-bound cookbooks.’
- ‘He went to write a book, and dutifully kept a diary in spiral-bound notebooks that eventually formed Down to This.’
- ‘My black spiral-bound book is a dead give away in this fishing village.’
- ‘This 136-page reproducible spiral-bound book is designed to be used without outside instruction.’
- ‘Red with fury, the sweet little Kenny picked up his scattered books and was looking for his orange spiral-bound notebook frantically.’
- ‘‘Skating Dreams’ actually started out in a spiral-bound notebook that I started writing in during my summer job at the local Hospital.’
- ‘The red box it came in stands out on the shelf; the cover typography is distinctive and the spiral-bound book itself, with its luminous green pages, is a visual treat.’
- ‘Now, however, I'm slowly starting to appreciate the luxury of seeing ideas through from beginning to end - from scrawls on a spiral-bound notepad to, eventually, a complete website.’
- ‘I found her wonderful self-published, spiral-bound book of 75 recipes like a voyage through Kyrgyzstan in the Tien Shen mountains.’
- ‘The two of us sat down that night at Mic's coffee table with a spiral-bound notebook, a few bags of chips and a pitcher of iced tea to work out the ideas and parameters for E10.’
- ‘The religion has its own literature, of course, consisting of several spiral-bound books containing information from Sylvia and her ‘spirit guides.’’
- ‘It publishes information at several levels, from the comprehensive Manual of Standard Practice to the Ready Reference Reinforcing Steel Resource Guide, a very handy spiral-bound book.’
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