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Catchword   Listen
noun
Catchword  n.  
1.
Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.
2.
(Print.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing.
3.
A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.






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"Catchword" Quotes from Famous Books



... and the like. On sig. a 4 (second l. c. alphabet) occurs a large woodcut of the Prince of Wales' badge with the initials H. P. (i.e. Prince Henry). The present copy differs from the three preserved in the BM, which have collation a-b^4, 1 leaf unsigned (necessitated by the catchword, but only preserved in one copy), A-D^4, D 3, 4, 2 leaves unsigned, E-G^{4} (G 4 blank, only preserved in one ...
— Catalogue of the Books Presented by Edward Capell to the Library of Trinity College in Cambridge • W. W. Greg

... as if childhood turned its face to them again after a thousand years. These roaring months of War run like a sea between us and our peaceful beginnings, so that a catchword flashed across out of our past is as beautiful and as incredible as ...
— This Is the End • Stella Benson

... composition; and with a basket full of food, kava, and tobacco, the reluctant hero proceeded to the wars. I am sure they had few handsomer soldiers, if, perhaps, some that were more willing. And he would have been better to be armed. His gun—but in Mr. Kipling's pleasant catchword, that is ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson



Words linked to "Catchword" :   watchword, catchphrase, war cry, expression, rallying cry, guideword, word, slogan



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