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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bookworm.
 
One always poring over his books; so called in allusion to the insect that eats holes in books, and lives both in and on its leaves.   1
 


 Book-keeping.Boom. 

 
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