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coffee table book

A large hardbound book primarily containing pictures that is often displayed on a coffee table in a common area as a conversation piece. Jenna published a coffee table book that featured beautiful photographs from her European vacations.
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coffee-table book

A large, typically hardcover book full of glossy photos that is meant to be displayed on a coffee-table for casual viewing, as opposed to thorough reading. At least there were some interesting coffee-table books to flip through while we waited.
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coffee-table book

a book that is more suitable for display than for reading, typically, an oversize, illustrated book left on the coffee table for visitors to examine. This book is more of a coffee-table book than an art book. I prefer something more scholarly. We purchased a coffee-table book for Jan's birthday.
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Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman released a coffee table book on the Department of Defence Production (DDP), titled A journey towards self-reliance here today.
Subhash Bhamre who in his message says, I am pleased to learn that DDP is bringing out a Coffee Table Book highlighting inception of OFB/ DPSUs, production of wide ranging products at various units, indigenization efforts as well as the Corporate Social Responsibilities.
Summary: New Delhi [India] October 27 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday released a coffee table book on the Department of Defence Production (DDP) titled 'A journey towards self-reliance' here.
IT'S always a disappointment that compilers of coffee-table books have never taken the cue from Kramer, the Seinfeld character who produced a coffee table book, with little fold-out legs, that actually became a coffee table.
Selections of their work will be published in a coffee table book and will debut at the photo association's Photo Expo on Oct.
HarperCollins is set to publish Pimpnosis, by photographer Tracy Funches and writer Rob Marriott, which is a coffee table book on pimps and their culture.
Mumbai, Dec 1 (ANI): Celebrating its landmark 35th year, Cine Blitz magazine launched a coffee table book,' Cine Blitz Gold' here.