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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.
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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.
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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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