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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"This really irks me, because I heard the Vice President say that if you got a PhD you can come right into this country," Booker said.
"These days I'm a global traveller but, just like The Booker, I was born in Britain and before coming to America was reared on English literature.
One-in-five, or 21 percent, are unsure if Booker would make a good president, compared to only 4 percent having no opinion about Christie's fitness for the job four years ago.
Actress and activist Rosario Dawson, 39, was spotted with Booker in New York on two occasions on what appeared to be dates.
In running as a relative newcomer to Washington, Booker follows in the footsteps of another black American politician, Barack Obama, who left his Senate seat and ultimately won the presidency in 2008.
Booker's announcement came on the first day of the Black-History Month, also known as African-American History Month, annually observed in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the US, as a way to remember important people and events in the history of the African diaspora in the US.
Booker charged that Republicans were hiding behind arguments of national security and privacy to avoid disclosing the documents to the public.
'Since the publication of the longlist for this year's Man Booker International award, my nationality on the webpage has been changed from Taiwan to Taiwan, China, which is not my personal position on this issue,' he wrote.
Booker is a technology platform for running and growing salons and spas, delivering an end-to-end solution for business owners to compete in the rapidly growing market for local services.
Despite the boost, Britain's biggest supermarket could still be in for a bumpy ride after Institutional Shareholder Services recommended Booker investors oppose the deal.
It issued two notes yesterday, one advising Tesco's shareholders to approve the takeover and the other urging Booker's owners to block it.