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verb accuse, arrest, chronicle, docket, engage, enter, enumerate, file, index, inscribe, insert, list, log, make an entry, mark down, note, order, post, prefer charges, record, register, report, schedule, seize legally, tabulate, take into custody, write down
See also: document, employ, engage, enroll, file, hire, program, publication, record, register, retain, script, set down

BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

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He didn't, I suppose, for the same reason that he never published the book.
I have just been going over the books, and I'll submit a detailed report later.
Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling- book himself, in some skylarking bout -- he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, and had stuck to the denial from principle.
But not only is he a darling and alive and credible but his creator has also managed to invest everybody else in the book with the same kind of life.
An old book that," said the curate, "but I find no reason for clemency in it; send it after the others without appeal;" which was done.
So, I made a rush towards the bookcase nearest me, and, without stopping further to consider matters, seized hold of the first dusty tome upon which my hands chanced to alight, and, reddening and growing pale by turns, and trembling with fear and excitement, clasped the stolen book to my breast with the intention of reading it by candle light while my mother lay asleep at night.
Doubtless the good man has spent many a studious hour in this old chair, either penning a sermon or reading some abstruse book of theology, till midnight came upon him unawares.
And he shut up the book so quickly that he caught the Other Professor's nose between the leaves, and gave it a severe pinch.
The 'Whale' is only half through the press; for, wearied with the long delays of the printers, and disgusted with the heat and dust of the Babylonish brick-kiln of New York, I came back to the country to feel the grass, and end the book reclining on it, if I may.
The temple of Solomon, for example, was not alone the binding of the holy book; it was the holy book itself.
Philip took the book in his hands and hurried through the illustrations.
For my own part I believe I have never got any good from a book that I did not read lawlessly and wilfully, out of all leading and following, and merely because I wanted to read it; and I here make bold to praise that way of doing.