Tome

Tome

(?), n. [F. tome (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. tomo), L. tomus, fr. Gr. a piece cut off, a part of a book, a volume, akin to to cup, and perhaps to L. tondere to shear, E. tonsure. Cf. Anatomy, Atom, Entomology, Epitome. ] As many writings as are bound in a volume, forming part of a larger work; a book; -- usually applied to a ponderous volume.
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Tomes of fable and of dream.
Cowper.
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A more childish expedient than that to which he now resorted is not to be found in all the tomes of the casuists.
Macaulay.
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