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album

1. a booklike holder containing sleeves for gramophone records
2. Chiefly Brit an anthology, usually large and illustrated

album

In ancient Roman architecture, a space on the surface of a wall covered with white plaster, located in a public place, on which public announcements and records, etc. were written.
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You have seen in my album something you had not seen an hour ago, and you are consequently not quite the same man you were an hour ago.
And each series I had three different ways: in the card from the cigarette package, in the poster, and in the album.
I don't know all the pictures in your album," said the Story Girl hastily.
Cecily, determined to do her duty even in the face of such fearful odds as Great-aunt Eliza's deafness, dragged a ponderous, plush- covered album from its corner and proceeded to display and explain the family photographs.
Seizing the first pretext, she got up, and with her light, resolute step went for her album.
When Anna returned with the album, he was already gone, and Stepan Arkadyevitch was telling them that he had called to inquire about the dinner they were giving next day to a celebrity who had just arrived.
All of them looked at each other, saying nothing, and began to look at Anna's album.
On this occasion they wandered to the album, and toyed absently about the margin of the little water-colour drawing.
She took her hand off the little album as suddenly as if it had turned hot and burnt her.
She hesitated; her colour came and went, and her hand stole back again to the little album.
She stopped; her colour heightened, and the fingers of the hand that rested upon the album beat gently on the margin of the drawing, as if her memory had set them going mechanically with the remembrance of a favourite tune.
The hand on the album resigned its hold, trembled a little, and moved the book away from her.

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