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A bundle or cluster.
): A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue.
): A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (or needles) of pines.
): A discrete bundle of vascular tissue.
A discrete section of a book issued or published separately.
: Cynthia Joanne Brokaw & Kai-wing Chow,
Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China
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Visual Hermeneutics and the Act of Turning the Leaf: A Genealogy of Liu Yuan"s Lingyan ge
, by Anne Burkus-Chasson,
University of California Press; ISBN 0520231260 (10), ISBN 978-0520231269 (13))
: The printed book appeared in a variety of forms during the course of its history in China. These included, among others, the "whirlwind" binding
, sometimes called the "dragon scales" binding
, to describe the overlapping sheets of paper within the book; the "fold" binding
, also known as the "folding sÅ«tra" binding
or "Sanskrit" binding
, given its common use in the presentation of Buddhist texts; the "butterï¬y" binding
, whose appellation derives from the effect of ï¬uttering papers that accompanies the opening of the book; and the "thread" binding
, a technical designation that refers to the silken or cotton ï¬laments used to stitch together folded sheets of paper into
. (For diagrams of these fabrications, see Fig. 30.)
From Latin fasciculus, a diminutive of fascis "bundle" (see also fasces).
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