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waste book

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(also blotter), n. ~ A bookkeeping record, typically a bound volume, detailing in rough form each day's receipts and expenditures in order of their occurrence.

(Densmore 2000, p. 79) The terms 'waste book', 'daybook', and 'journal' were sometimes used interchangeably. A waste book is simply the rough form of a daybook; 'journal' usually refers to the book used in double entry bookkeeping to separate transactions into debits and credits.