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Thursday, November 29, 2012

biblioklept

\BIB-lee-uh-klept\ , noun;
1.
A person who steals books.
Quotes:
I'd told Charlie weeks ago about my collision with the book thief, so the idea of a...what had Dennis called it?...a biblioklept ...wouldn't exactly be news to him.
-- Joanne Dobson, The Maltese Manuscript: A Professor Karen Pelletier Mystery
“Our Scrapbook of minutes was stolen by some biblioklept.”
-- Christopher Morley, On belonging to clubs
Origin:
Biblioklept forms from two Greek roots: biblio-, 'book," and klept, "thief."
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