A B C Book
A primer, a book in which articles are set in alphabetical
order, as the A B C Railway Guide. The old
Primers contained the Catechism, as is evident from the lines:
That is question now;
And then comes answer like an Absey book.
King John, i, 1.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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