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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.

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"FIFA and UEFA have thrown the book at the English FA often enough over the years, so let's hope they throw the book at the morons who made those chants," asserted Bruce.
The decision to give immunity to the drug dealer and throw the book at the border patrol agents was a prosecutorial travesty.
Blaze will have to come through another physical battle in Newcastle to stay on course for the title and Thompson fumed: "They should throw the book at Payette.
THE refusal by HMRC to throw the book at scandal-hit bank HSBC is a double outrage when the body enthusiastically pursues people with much less money who make honest mistakes.
They are set to throw the book at Legia who were kicked out of the Champions League for fielding an ineligible player against Celtic and have been fined over crowd trouble and an anti-UEFA banner this term.
If this was indeed a practical joke then the authorities should throw the book at whoever is involved.
If, as farmers, we did anything like that, the Assembly would throw the book at us
THE SPL could throw the book at Motherwell following the cancellation of their match against Hibs yesterday.
IT doesn't matter whether Adrian Mutu's drug abuse helped improve his performance - on the pitch, that is - or not, the FA should throw the book at him.
It seemed as though the whole world wanted to know whether Souey was going to blow his top and throw the book at the Dutchman.

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