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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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All of them looked at each other, saying nothing, and began to look at Anna's album.
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.
Consumers purchase albums during the Christmas season at a higher-than-normal rate, and the combination of name recognition and musical hunger makes such albums instant sellers.
The songs from Radio, and many of the songs from his subsequent albums, have lost little of their appeal over time, artistically or commercially.

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