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hornbook

noun horn·book \ˈhrn-ˌbk\

Definition of HORNBOOK

1
:  a child's primer consisting of a sheet of parchment or paper protected by a sheet of transparent horn
2
:  a rudimentary treatise

First Known Use of HORNBOOK

circa 1595

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