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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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Hot glue embellishments on each bookend, if desired.
A bookend TV ad is one that appears at the start of a commercial break, followed by a second that pops up about 90 seconds later, at break's end.
uk) >Pugs aren't the prettiest of pooches, but this bookend, in a silver metal finish, makes you want to shower the pup with treats.
Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), who is still recovering following his Tour de France-ending crash in Harrogate, will go head to head with rival Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) in Liverpool and London, on September 14, in the circuit races which bookend the 1376.
Equally, why do we have the real start of the Flat - the Lincoln at Doncaster - before the bookend for the jumps season, the Grand National at Aintree?
At Santa Anita: The Grade II, $150,000 San Carlos and Buena Vista handicaps bookend a Presidents Day weekend of fourstakes at Santa Anita.
Fusco calls these projects "Quintessentially New York, a site development with a bookend mid-rise building on the avenue and townhouses that line the side streets.
The gala reception and closing banquet bookend the week and provide two of the largest convention occasions for customers, suppliers and other industry insiders to mix and mingle.
Now Barnhart offers us a new pair of bookend nouns for the same shelf: Onsert, called Standard, is defined as "an extra publication bundled with another magazine, newspaper, journal, catalog or the like, especially one that is affixed to the cover.
Observation: Staley serves as the other bookend to Indopco.