from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for holding letters for reference.


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  • He wrote poetry, which he filed away under the letter ā€œPā€ in his letter-file.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • These others are filed away in that letter-file, alphabetically also.

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.)

  • Then the eminent lawyer delved importantly into an empty letter-file; emerged after ten minutes 'study in order to give Blackstone a few thoroughly familiar turns, opened the window further to cool his fevered brain, lit a highly athletic cigar, crossed his legs, and was at last at leisure to talk business with Garrison, who had almost fallen asleep during the business rush.

    Garrison's Finish : a romance of the race course

  • Miss Smith slowly closed her letter-file but did not look up.

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel

  • He wrote poetry, which he filed away under the letter "P" in his letter-file.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • He lighted his lamp and brought down the letter-file from which had been extracted the description of the wreck for Gardner of the

    Success A Novel

  • Kennedy said nothing, but as one of the firemen roughly but reverently covered the remains with a rubber sheet, he stooped down and withdrew from the breast of the woman a long letter-file.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • 'P' that was destroyed at the office, and there is nothing in the letter-file here, either.

    The Silent Bullet

  • No objection was offered to our request to examine Mr. Morowitch's personal effects in the library, and accordingly Craig ransacked the desk and the letter-file.

    The Silent Bullet

  • "I guess I'm a letter-file instead of a lady." ...

    Fate Knocks at the Door A Novel


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