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An often decorative prop placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright.
tr.v. book·end·ed, book·end·ing, book·ends
1. To place something or be positioned at the ends of (a place or linear space): The picture on the wall was bookended by two diplomas.
2. To arrange or occur before and after (an event): The speaker's lecture was bookended with television interviews.



book end

(Furniture) one of a pair of usually ornamental supports for holding a row of books upright
(tr; usually passive) to occur or be located on either side (of something): the ghetto is bookended by two affluent neighbourhoods; a four-course banquet bookended by aperitifs and liqueurs.



1. a support placed at each end of a row of books to hold them upright.
2. a television commercial shown in two parts with other commercials in between.
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Noun1.bookend - a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)bookend - a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"


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Booker Prize es el nombre de un premio literario que se concede anualmente a una obra de ficción en inglés publicada en el Reino Unido, Irlanda o cualquier otro país de la Commonwealth. El premio, que viene otorgándose desde 1969 y es uno de los más conocidos en el Reino Unido, está financiado por la empresa Booker McConnell. La entrega de premios, en la que se anuncia el ganador, provoca un considerable interés en los medios de comunicación y se televisa en directo. La decisión de los jueces, normalmente escritores, catedráticos y críticos, suele generar bastante polémica.
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While touring the house, I noticed, among many extraordinary things, the most beautiful bookends holding interesting books for guests to enjoy in every room.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- Westing Software today announced the release of Bookends Pro(TM), the complete bibliography management system for professionals and graduate students who must track and cite reference information for research and publication.
Each piece is packaged in a plain white gift box, and has a suggested retail ranging from $20 for the paperweight or small figurine to $70 for the pair of bookends.
Volcanic layers above and below the extinctions bracket the event like bookends, revealing that the most pronounced loss of species took place between 252.
BEEFY BOOKENDS: Add a vintage touch to your home-improvement library with the iron-bodied Vise Bookends - sturdy enough to hold a set of encyclopedias.
More than twenty years after Albert Oehlen's first solo show, in Stuttgart in 1981, these two exhibitions presented works that function as bookends to the painter's career so far.
Between these dubious bookends are plenty of forgettable songs amped up with tacky power chords and stridently sociological lyrics.
Parents can send in colors and fabrics to 9 Stork Avenue, and the company will develop custom bedding, original artwork, drawer pulls, mirrors, containers and canisters, bookends, keepsake dish sets, pillows, curtains, quilts, dolls, oversized blocks with baby's initials and much more.
The 108 Marymount sophomores worked with the nonprofit organization BookEnds based in West Hills, which recycles children's books through student-run book drives throughout Southern California.
Science Fiction/Double Feature" bookends the set, interpreted first by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and finally by the Ataris.
1998, which consists of two busts intended as bookends.
IT'S always a treat to sit down with a new Jane Green book and Bookends is as compulsive and comforting as a box of choccies.