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interleaf (IN-ter-leef) noun

A blank leaf inserted between the regular pages of a book.

[Inter- + leaf.]

"In the note to this page Darlington says, 'The lines at the top of the page are drafts toward the version on 152/153iv (i.e., the verso of the interleaf between page 152 and 153)." Tomoya Oda, The identity of four fragmentary lines, Notes and Queries, Sep 1997.

This week's theme: words about books and writing.


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first is unpleasant and ill-paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, and author (1872-1970)

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