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Bible  


      n  
1   
a    the. the sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments and, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Apocrypha  
b    (as modifier)  
a Bible reading     
2    often not cap   any book containing the sacred writings of a religion  
3    usually not cap   a book regarded as authoritative  
the angler's bible     
     (C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin biblia books, from Greek, plural of biblion book, diminutive of biblos papyrus, from Bublos Phoenician port from which Greece obtained Egyptian papyrus)  


Bible Belt  
      n   the. those states of the S U.S. where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant  
Bible paper  
      n  
1    a thin tough opaque paper used for Bibles, prayer books, and reference books  
2    (not in technical usage) another name for India paper  
Bible-thumper  
      n  
Slang   an enthusiastic or aggressive exponent of the Bible,   (Also called)    Bible-basher, Bible-pounder, Bible-puncher  
  Bible-thumping      n, adj  
Douay Bible   , Version  
      n   an English translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate text completed by Roman Catholic scholars at Douai in 1610  
family Bible  
      n   a large Bible used for family worship in which births, marriages, and deaths are recorded  
Gideon Bible  
      n   a Bible purchased by members of a Christian organization (Gideons) and placed in a hotel room, hospital ward, etc.  
Holy Bible  
      n      another name for the       Bible  
New English Bible  
      n   a new Modern English version of the Bible and Apocrypha, published in full in 1970  
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