an incident with racks for keeping publications esp one with glazed doorways
- a bit of furniture with racks for storing publications
- A case with shelves for holding publications, esp. one with glazed doors.
1726, from guide (n.) + situation (n.2). A classic English term for this was bocfodder.
(n.) A case with shelves for holding publications, esp. one with glazed doorways.
I was permitted to spend a part of each day in the Institution library, and to wander from bookcase to bookcase, and take down whatever book my fingers lighted upon.