vertical file
noun Date: 1906 a collection of articles (as pamphlets and clippings) that is maintained (as in a library) to answer brief questions or to provide points of information not easily located

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  • file — I. /faɪl / (say fuyl) noun 1. any device, as a cabinet, in which papers, etc., are arranged or classified for convenient reference. 2. a collection of papers so arranged or classified; any orderly collection of papers, etc. 3. Computers a… …   Australian English dictionary

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