Definition of Jestbook

1. a collection of funny stories [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jestbook

jess
jessamies
jessamine
jessamines
jessamy
jessant
jesse
jessed
jessemin
jesses
jessie
jessies
jessing
jest at
jestbook (current term)
jestbooks
jested
jestee
jestees
jester
jesters
jestest
jesteth
jestful
jestfully
jestfulness
jesting
jestingly
jestings

Literary usage of Jestbook

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Critical Kit-kats by Edmund Gosse (1914)
"If the interest in Beddoes should continue to grow, it will always be possible to produce a variorum edition of Death's jestbook, a demand for which, ..."

2. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... and started work on Death's jestbook, his chief production, in 1825. ... developing Radical opinions, working away at Death's jestbook, ..."

3. Catalogue by Bernard Quaritch (Firm) (1894)
"... 1702 090 This is a jestbook of excellent quality ; and may still be skimmed with amusement. 1311 FLORESTA ESPAÑOLA y hermoso Ramillete de agudezas ..."

4. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"... an English comedian, who, being a dullard himself, became the butt of the current jesters. The celebrated jestbook, published after his death ..."

5. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1907)
"'Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) the chemist, father of the author of Death's jestbook, had taught himself German, and is mentioned, as Mr. Herzfeld tells me, ..."

6. Critical Kit-kats by Edmund Gosse (1914)
"If the interest in Beddoes should continue to grow, it will always be possible to produce a variorum edition of Death's jestbook, a demand for which, ..."

7. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... and started work on Death's jestbook, his chief production, in 1825. ... developing Radical opinions, working away at Death's jestbook, ..."

8. Catalogue by Bernard Quaritch (Firm) (1894)
"... 1702 090 This is a jestbook of excellent quality ; and may still be skimmed with amusement. 1311 FLORESTA ESPAÑOLA y hermoso Ramillete de agudezas ..."

9. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"... an English comedian, who, being a dullard himself, became the butt of the current jesters. The celebrated jestbook, published after his death ..."

10. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1907)
"'Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) the chemist, father of the author of Death's jestbook, had taught himself German, and is mentioned, as Mr. Herzfeld tells me, ..."

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