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A written record of arrests and other occurrences maintained by the police. The report kept by the police when a suspect is booked, which involves the written recording of facts about the person's arrest and the charges against him or her.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BLOTTER, mer. law. A book among merchants, in which entries of sales, &c. are first made.
     2. This book, containing the original entries, is received in evidence, when supported by the oaths or affirmations of those who keep it. See Original entry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It turned out that "every single patient with a" Liaison value of 9 RLUs or higher was confirmed on western blot for Lyme.
(And, as we will later see, modernism was familiar with haunted inkbottles, with Joyce's Shem the Penman residing in a Haunted Inkbottle of his own.) (3) From the Butterfly Man to the Long-Tailed Bear, the Gobolinks demonstrate how the blot's inky genesis gives way to novel appendages, from whiskers and wings to tails.
The bioexpression of PKC[delta] from the cytoplasm to membrane was determined by Western blot analysis.
The problem of missing early acute-stage HIV infections--and losing touch with patients--led the CDC to embark on a six-year quest to change its recommended HIV test protocol, one that does not use either Western blot or IFA as confirmatory tests.
SpeedBlot (His) is equally suitable for Western Blot assays and Dot or Slot Blot assays.
Blot the area with a solution of 1 teaspoon mild soap (such as Ivory) and 1 cup warm water.
The drawing's appearance was "inspired" by four articles that the journal pulled due to alterations of western blot figures.
Reacting to the incident that took place outside the Planning Commission office in Delhi, the governor said that the attack on Banerjee and her senior ministers was a "blot on democratic values".
Diagnostic results obtained by Western blot show excellent correlation with the Sabin-Feldman dye test: the presence of a 30 kDa band in combination with at least two other bands at 31, 33, 40, or 45 kDa are indicative of samples containing anti-T.
STEVE Bradley (Mail, May 10) has been somewhat harsh in his description of the Swan Village gas-holders as being "a blot on the skyline of a Midland town", all the more so as he described their significance as an example of industrial development.
Southern, the Southern blot remains a standard molecular biology technique for determining the arrangement of DNA sequences within a vector or genome (Southern, 1975).