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A cursory glance or examination is a brief one in which you do not pay much attention to detail.      adj   ADJ n   (=perfunctory)  
Burke cast a cursory glance at the menu, then flapped it shut...     
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cursor, curry, curtsy, curse

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device that holds a book while reading it
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
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