absey book

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absey book (plural absey books)

  1. (obsolete) An ABC book; abecedary; a primer.
    • a. 1598, William Shakespeare, King John, I,i
      'I shall beseech you' — that is question now / And then comes answer like an Absey book: / 'O sir,' says answer, 'at your best command; / At your employment; at your service, sir:'
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