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  • n. An item of office furniture comprised of a set of either drawers, or shelves with individual doors or panels, sized to standard widths of file folders and traditionally used for the storage of files.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order


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  • When I got back to the office, David was standing at a file cabinet that sat in the far corner of my two-hundred-square-foot reception area.

    Street Judge

  • "You went through Mitchell Recce's file cabinet sometime recently.

    Mistress of Justice

  • Mrs. Kyle has her name on a piece of tape on my file cabinet and Mrs. Reardon (the greedy old cow — why doesn't she just tend to her husband's store and keep shouting at the kids not to read the comics?) has staked out my chair, the globe (the one we just got in March), and the paperback stand.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Clever, Taylor Lockwood thought, though being truly clever, Thom, would have meant wearing gloves when you check out the file cabinet you're about to break into so you don't leave fingerprints.

    Mistress of Justice

  • He pulled out Runge’s high school records from a file cabinet behind his desk.

    Defending the Damned

  • She'd just finished fingerprinting Reece's burglarized file cabinet and painstakingly transferring the sticky tape of the two dozen latents she'd found to cards.

    Mistress of Justice

  • She pointed to a file cabinet across the hall in Clyde's home office.

    Grave Surprise


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