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- n. A piece of office furniture comprised of drawers or shelves sized to standard file folder widths, traditionally used for storing documents in order.
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- n. office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
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In the filing cabinet were hundreds of green-backed dossiers, of the type used by civil servants and most solicitors.
As Grijpstra began to walk toward the filing cabinet to retrieve his knife, Mr. Holman understood.
The paper ball bounces off the slanting dormer ceiling of my second-floor attic office ($650 a month), glances off the side of a beige metal filing cabinet ($39), bounces on the end of my worktable ($109), and drops softly into the white plastic wastebasket ($6).
There were also a small typing table, three chairs, and a thick-walled filing cabinet with a heavy security lock.
Singlehandedly, Joseph Angelo was transforming the Penny Saver into something you might actually look forward to, a far cry from its days just a few weeks before, when people read it only for its extensive classifieds, skipping the front page entirely, which was usually filled with stories like how the Sewer Commission was getting a new filing cabinet free of charge because one had been abandoned at the side of Sibley Street.
He looked slowly round the room, as if committing every face to memory, slotting them into his mental filing cabinet till he was ready to take them out, scrutinise them, temper them in the fire, and lead them to glory like some irresistible nineteenth-century zealot.