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Difference between Book of words and Word-book

book of words—(coll.) printed instructions (not necessarily in a book form):

  • I can’t quite see how to put this thing together. Where’s the book of words?


1. a list of words with meanings, etc.:

  • It would, however, seem almost necessary to emphasize that this Word-Book is not a dictionary of school slang.

2. libretto of a musical composition:

  • Besides translating many foreign libretti, Chorley wrote the original word-books of one version of the “Amber Witch.”