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 for Filing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filing \Fil"ing\, n.
     A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as,
     iron filings.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  File \File\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers
        in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to
        place on file; to insert in its proper place in an
        arranged body of papers.
        [1913 Webster]
              I would have my several courses and my dishes well
              filed.                                --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting
        proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or
        bill. --Burrill.
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     3. (Law) To put upon the files or among the records of a
        court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception
        in court.
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              To file a paper, on the part of a party, is to place
              it in the official custody of the clerk. To file, on
              the part of the clerk, is to indorse upon the paper
              the date of its reception, and retain it in his
              office, subject to inspection by whomsoever it may
              concern.                              --Burrill.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the entering of a legal document into the public record;
           "he filed a complaint"; "he filed his tax return"
      2: a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
      3: the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an
      4: preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and
         papers etc.; "I have some filing to do"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "filing":
     ablation, abrasion, abrasive, analysis, arrangement, attrition,
     buffing, burnishing, cataloging, categorization, chafe, chafing,
     classification, cloture, codification, committee consideration,
     debate, deliberation, detrition, division, dressing, enrollment,
     erasure, erosion, filibuster, filibustering, first reading,
     fretting, galling, grading, grazing, grinding, grouping, indexing,
     introduction, itemization, limation, listing, logrolling,
     pigeonholing, placement, polishing, ranging, ranking, rasping,
     rating, registration, registry, roll call, rubbing away,
     sandblasting, sanding, scouring, scrape, scraping, scratch,
     scratching, scrub, scrubbing, scuff, second reading, shining,
     smoothing, sorting, steamroller methods, stratification,
     subdivision, tabling, tabulation, talkathon, taxonomy,
     third reading, typology, vote, wear, wearing away

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