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    daisy1352 is offline Member
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    The book will have a small button on the side. For example you have a closed book in your both hands. Is the side of the book the part which is in your hand. I mean the part that pages are joined together by glue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    The book will have a small button on the side. For example you have a closed book in your both hands. Is the side of the book the part which is in your hand. I mean the part that pages are joined together by glue?
    No, that is the binding.

    It sounds as though this book is a diary. They usually have a small lock with a button on it along the side of a closed book, opposite to the binding.

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    Sorry, Naamplao - the binding of a book is the entire cover, front and back boards and spine [which is the part where the pages are held together], covered with cloth or paper.

    Without considerably more context, I would interpret a button on the side as being on the front or back board for a loop to fasten over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Sorry, Naamplao - the binding of a book is the entire cover, front and back boards and spine [which is the part where the pages are held together], covered with cloth or paper.

    Without considerably more context, I would interpret a button on the side as being on the front or back board for a loop to fasten over.
    You are right....I meant that that was the spine of the book.

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