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I need a word that defines that which is commonly tossed aside to be grabbed back again, like a notebook. I'm trying to use a word that defines this implicit nature in an object: something that is not that important, but at the same time is when you need to jot something down.

Once a _____ notebook on which employers, directors, engineers, and visitors jotted down interesting events of the achievements of that time, has become the sacred book of The Company.

  • on standby, at the ready, that kind of thing? – Dan Bron Mar 31 '16 at 19:46
  • A verb? Please supply an example sentence with a blank for your word. – Andrew Leach Mar 31 '16 at 19:59
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    Please edit your question to include that: comments are ephemeral. But it looks as though that should be an adjective (which might be formed from a past participle). – Andrew Leach Mar 31 '16 at 20:16
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    Stop ignoring AndrewLeach's edit request and I'll stop ignoring your question. – candied_orange Mar 31 '16 at 21:45
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    You can always edit your own question (as you already have). Click on my link or the edit link under the tags, next to the red "edited" link. – Andrew Leach Mar 31 '16 at 22:24
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I suggest occasional:

Once an occasional notebook used to jot down interesting events or achievements, it has now become a sacred book.

This is based in part that the notebook is used to record noteworthy occasions:

4 : acting in a specified capacity from time to time <an occasional lecturer>
5 : designed or constructed to be used as the occasion demands <occasional furniture>
Merriam-Webster

  • I'm new to this. How can I approve your edit on my post? – Parmenides Ephesus Apr 1 '16 at 0:18
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I like "insouciant" for this. It feels like "forgettable".

showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.
  • Interesting word; its cognate in Spanish means to dirty something or soil it. – Parmenides Ephesus Apr 1 '16 at 4:24
  • Oooh, I like that. That makes sense in that the OP indicated the notebook would be haphazardly cast aside. – user38537 Apr 1 '16 at 4:37
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A word that means cast aside and taken back repeatedly

I suggest

handy

ˈhandē

adjective

  1. convenient to handle or use; useful.
    "a handy desktop encyclopedia"
    "a handy reference tool"
    synonyms: useful, convenient, practical, easy-to-use, well-designed, user-friendly, user-oriented, helpful, functional, serviceable

  2. close at hand.
    "keep credit cards handy"
    "keep your credit card handy"
    synonyms: readily available, available, at hand, near at hand, within reach, accessible, ready, close, close by, near, nearby, at the ready, at one's fingertips; informalget-at-able

google: handy define

I suspect the 2nd definition is closer to your requested meaning though I don't think the 1st does your sentence a disservice.

Once a handy notebook used to jot down interesting events or achievements, it has now become a sacred book.

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