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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To mutilate a book by clipping pictures out of it.
2. To illustrate a book by adding pictures cut from other books.
ETYMOLOGY:After James Granger (1723-1776), an English clergyman whose Biographical History of England had blank leaves for illustrations, to be filled with pictures, clippings, etc. by the reader.
USAGE:"Bagtoothian looked up from his reading, An Illustrated History of Sparta, which he proceeded to grangerize."
Roger Rosenblatt; Beet: A Novel; HarperCollins; 2008.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The most miserable pettifogging in the world is that of a man in the court of his own conscience. -Henry Ward Beecher, preacher and writer (1813-1887)