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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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We accepted this responsibility and immediately took him to our wonderful vet who showed us how to file off the horns with a special wire.
He ordered the kitchen staff to file off the sharp points of all house knives, and soon round-tipped knives became the latest thing.
We managed to drive it part way out, exposing it sufficiently to file off its rivet-face with a medium sized safe-faced pillar file.