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journal

or

day book

a book of original entry in which information from documents and vouchers such as invoices and cheque stubs is entered, prior to entering or ‘posting’ this information to DOUBLE-ENTRY ACCOUNTS in the LEDGER. For example, the sales day book records invoices issued to customers in order of date and invoice number; these are then entered in the personal account of each customer in the sales ledger. Likewise the purchases day book records invoices received from suppliers in order of date; and these details are then posted or entered in the personal account of each supplier in the purchases ledger.
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If I had not read Jonathan's journal first, I should never have accepted even a possibility.
I will buy you a slate for your own affairs, Benjamin,” said the sheriff; “I don’t like to have the journal marked over in this manner.
Continually, in the Journal, we pause over things that would rank for beauties among widely differing models of the best French prose.
And reading my journal, and laughing at my presents, and then putting the blame on Maud.
He began at that time to keep a journal of his life, in which he noted down all the striking events of his day.
A matrimonial alliance" (the Glasgow journal announced) "was in prospect between the Honorable Geoffrey Delamayn and the lovely and accomplished relict of the late Mathew Glenarm, Esq.
These consisted of a few leaves pinned together, and headed (in a woman's handwriting) "My Journal at Rome.
This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural History and Geology, which I think will possess some interest for the general reader.
While the conversation turned on this subject, and was only for a moment interrupted by the arrival of a journal that contained nothing worth reading, we will just step out into the antechamber, where cloaks, mackintoshes, sticks, umbrellas, and shoes, were deposited.
I tell you, I don't understand the lingo: but I can read a journal, or the
That which nobody could find out, Joseph Rouletabille, aged eighteen, then a reporter engaged on a leading journal, succeeded in discovering.
Such is my journal of what relates to this strange occurrence up to the present day.