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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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Give the adhesive time to harden before using a fine file to carefully file off any excess.
More positively, though, ministers were able to file off a series of conclusions on improving governance of research, simplifying research and innovation programmes and on improving innovation.
My first question is this: Should I carefully stone or file off the slide burr or leave it alone?
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