Plural: almanacs
Alternatives: almanack / pl∙ almanacks; almanach / pl∙ almanachs

An annual collection of texts; yearbook; compendium. Figuratively: a thick book.


—Estela? Estela!— Doctor Barton called and also went to press the call button on the wall as well. He waited patiently by the door to the anteroom. —Estela, we will have invitees staying for the night. Will you please prepare guest rooms for the Boleks?

—Even the master engineer consentated?

—They are all staying.

—Oyy, I am dedusting the books. I've got them all unshelved! Disordered and trumpered roomaround! I didn't know... A shame it will be...

—What books?

—Well, almanacks your scientific of course. In the professorial room. The whole bedspread is overcrammed with them. The telegraph uncabled, bedtop undusted, oyoyoy...

—I meant the marital room, for grown-ups, and for the bo-...

—For such a highly educated gentleman? Woman could disturb him. Sodom and Gomorrah...

—Estelaaa... Mister engineer is already sleeping here on his chair. Please...? (Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

—Have the Plettker almanacs been opened again?— Doctor Barton logicalised in a semi-sarcastic voice. The host has just developed a sudden suspicion that something not quite usual was underway at his table. (Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK): almanach; ročenka; kompendium

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