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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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Ishmael Pickup, now commands me to be equally discreet on the kindred subject of Half-Crown-making, under the auspices of Old File, Young File, Mill, and Screw.
Looking quite fresh and rosy after his night's sleep, the doctor inspected my coin with the air of a schoolmaster examining a little boy's exercise; then handed it to Old File to put the finished touches and correct the mistakes.
I said that I would get him the file, and I would get him what broken bits of food I could, and I would come to him at the Battery, early in the morning.
These people moved in single file, and were all tied to a strong rope, at regular distances apart, so that if one of them slipped on those giddy heights, the others could brace themselves on their alpenstocks and save him from darting into the valley, thousands of feet below.
The nature of the image source should be evaluated, however, to determine if highly compressed derivative files represent the original accurately enough to be acceptable for use.
In addition to sponsoring discussions, bulletin boards often maintain files for users to download, and the availability of these files is one of the biggest attractions of some systems.
Five to ten files can be pulled and entered each day until all are logged in.
Last July, with help from the nonprofit Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, D.C., he petitioned NSF to revise its procedures for creating and reviewing grant proposal files and to inform applicants about file materials they're entitled to see.
Fear of filing includes many smaller fears, such as fear of not knowing how to organize files; fear of setting up an elaborate system but still not being able to find things; and fear of pulling papers out of files and then not knowing where to replace them.
Tens of thousands of these instruments are now in use by thousands of facilities worldwide, many of which have dozens or even hundreds of them, and each one is generating tens or hundreds of thousands of files per year.
* Conference call with IRS representatives concerning the need for record retention agreements for machine-sensible files (6/2/04).