1. A somewhat vague term applied to the impression
of touch and sound when handling a sheet of paper.
It includes such properties as feel, rattle, etc.
2. One or more strips of leather, cloth, or other
material, attached loosely across the spine of a
book from cover to cover and used to facilitate
removal of the book from the shelf. Handles are
seldom used today, except for large blankbooks. 3.
See: FEEL . (17 )