Thing that allow fast access to some information. Traditionnaly implemented using pieces of paper inserted between book's pages. The electronical version of bookmarks can be found in web browsers, and stores URLs (hyperlinks) and metadata for fast retrieving.
Most of us keep too many bookmarks to use them all.
"A hundred brothers lie next to each other;
Each white and fine -- they've only one spine.
I am the tongue that lies between two.
Remove me to gather their wisdom to you."
-ESR, tuxedo.org, riddle-poems page

Book"mark` (?), n.

Something placed in a book to guide in finding a particular page or passage; also, a label in a book to designate the owner; a bookplate.

 

© Webster 1913.

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