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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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District Judge Gary Allen Feess threw the book at public-relations executives Doug Dowie and John Stodder Jr.
Uefa today threw the book at Chelsea and accused the club and manager Jose Mourinho of creating 'a poisoned and negative ambience' by their allegations about events in the Nou Camp.
Fulham face the prospect of a pounds 250,000 fine after the Football Association threw the book at the club following Saturday's stormy match against West Brom.