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 Booby-trap (A).Book. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Book (Ang.-Saxon, boc; Danish, beuke; German, buche, a beech-tree).
 
Beech-bark was employed for carving names on before the invention of printing.   1
       
“Here on my trunk’s surviving frame,
Carved many a long-forgotten name…
As love’s own altar, honour me:
Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree.”
       
Campbell: Beech Tree’s Petition.
 


 Booby-trap (A).Book. 

 
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