commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Sherlock Holmes craves data
"Data," he said, sounding like a man pleading for water in a desert place. "I cannot form so much as a hypothesis without raw material."
Laurie R. King, A Letter of Mary (New York: Picador, 1996), p. 143