Bookmark, Ribbon

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bookmark, Ribbon

 

(Russian liasse), a ribbon (usually braided silk) glued at one end to the top part of the inner (un-backed) book spine; the free end is inserted between the book pages. The bookmark is usually 3 cm longer than the diagonal of the page. It is used in reading to make a desired page easy to find.

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