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file 13

A wastepaper basket. We don't need those reports anyway—you can put them in file 13.
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file thirteen

n. the wastebasket. (see also circular file.) I’m afraid that the papers you want went into file thirteen two days ago.
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(39) Letter to the Council of the RAIC, 1 November 1945, file 13, vol.
(58) Hazen Sise to Donald Buchanan, 17 October 1945, file 13, vol.
(12) AETR, Edmonton-Toronto Fonds, Series 6-03, Box 4, File 13. Between 1932 and 1939, 55 Redemptorists were ordained and the order assumed responsibility of five new parishes, all in northern Alberta and British Columbia.
They noted that Velasco had sought to file 13 counts of libel against Vitug but the courts had reduced these to two charges based on the fact that the offending article was carried in two publications and not on the number of days they were left standing on the website of ABS-CBN news online.
Messersmith Papers, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware, Box 2, File 10; Messersmith to Phillips, 20 June 1933, Messersmith papers Box 2, File 13; Messersmith to Phillips, 26 June 1933, Messersmith Papers Box 2, File 14.
1 (November, 1912), file 13, box 3, ASHA; Kehillah Reports, 8 August 1913, 6 August 1913, 5 August 1913, 2 August 1913, box 2, C14; Report of the Portland [Oregon] Vice Commission, 68-70.
Marksmanship skill badges were seen as elitist and were coming off the uniforms, and departments were going to a pass/fail scoring system where even evidence, let alone recognition, of superior skill was thrown in File 13.
20, file 3, "Notes," 1946-7, 174-181, 210-11; file 13, "Notes," 1952, 62; vol.
Her reasons for attempting such a memoir are referred to in File 12, ff 47-9, and File 13, f 4.
Copywriters pecked on typewriters; writing, sharpening their aim at file 13 and rewriting.
So when the statement from the Minister of Lands and Resettlement crossed my desk, I wanted to relegate it quickly to file 13.
CVA, Finance Department Records, 93-C-5, file 13, F.
The other ERA-related bill scheduled for a hearing Thursday, House File 13, works closer to home.
Contract notice: Chc montlgia clinic - file 13 d - lot 19 h active computer network equipment.
Contract notice: Chc clinic montlgia - file 13: a c lots 19 f.