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dog-ear

1. noun The corner of a page of a book that has been turned down to mark one's place. I always leave a dog-ear in my textbooks to indicate an important page when I'm studying.
2. verb To fold over the corner of a page of a book to mark one's place. I really hate it when people dog-ear their books. It ruins the look of the page!
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The ubiquitous lab notebook, with its dog-eared corners, stained pages and scribbled entries, may one day give way to an electronic analog that permits not only the recording of data but also the sharing of information among researchers scattered throughout the world.
Unlike the dog-eared, aging take-out menu stuffed in a drawer, CyberChefs' detailed menus on the Web are up to date and include specials a restaurant may offer.
Intrigued by the idea that the photographer had taken portraits for Bacon to paint from, Egloff found his initial inspiration in reproductions of the dog-eared, torn, and paint-splattered Deakin photos that Bacon kept lying around amid the rubble of his studio.