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opisthograph (o-PIS-thuh-graf) noun

A manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on both sides of the leaves.

[Latin opisthographus, from Greek opisthographos: opistho-, back + -graph, writing.]

"Let's get out of this with opisthograph, which refers to a manuscript or book having writing on both sides of the leaves. That said, I just know you'll handle anopisthograph flawlessly." Alden Wood, Random House Not Only Pushes the Envelope, but Marks It Express Mail, Communication World, Aug 1999.

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


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