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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Text-book \Text"-book`\, n.
     1. A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room
        for notes.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher
        lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a
        [1913 Webster] Text hand

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook;
             typical; "a casebook schizophrenic"; "a textbook example"
             [syn: casebook, textbook]
      n 1: a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his
           economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor
           wrote the text that he assigned students to buy" [syn:
           textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school
           text] [ant: trade book, trade edition]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "textbook":
     abecedarium, abecedary, alphabet book, battledore, casebook,
     exercise book, gradus, grammar, hornbook, manual,
     manual of instruction, primer, reader, schoolbook, speller,
     spelling book, t, text, workbook

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