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woozy
09-06-2012, 10:58 AM
A large dictionary will have letter markings with the indentations carved out of the pages before them. What do you call those things? And is it a term the average reader would know?

Medievalist
09-06-2012, 11:02 AM
A notch or sometimes (archaic) a thumb. S.V. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notch

kuwisdelu
09-06-2012, 11:14 AM
My dictionary doesn't have pages... I just hit Cmd+Ctrl+D or search for the word... I'm not sure what you mean...

kuwisdelu
09-06-2012, 11:15 AM
^^My first thought in answer to:


And is it a term the average reader would know?

:D

Kenn
09-06-2012, 02:25 PM
It's a thumb-index. I suppose most people would know what you meant by it, but not many would be able to name it if asked.

woozy
09-06-2012, 08:36 PM
It's a thumb-index. I suppose most people would know what you meant by it, but not many would be able to name it if asked.

I couldn't name it. So yes, that's exactly what I meant. Thank you.