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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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While you can't stop your brain from filing away memories, it's great to know that you're not losing your memory when this happens.
File away dry skin on your soles and heels, once or twice a week, filing away from you.
My feet were then wrapped in cling film and afterwards a neutraliser was applied, before my therapist Margaret set to work on filing away dry skin with what looked like a giant emery board.