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answer

1. Law
a. a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories
b. (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition
2. a musical phrase that follows the subject of a fugue, reproducing it a fifth higher or a fourth lower
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Mr Stanyer said the answerphone message had 'blotted their copybook' and they would be writing to the Parole Board for England and Wales to complain about the ways the news was broken to them.
Answerphone Fulfillment will handle all telemessaging orders for the Cell Gard.
It also has a built-in e a s y -t o -u s e answerphone.
Fortunately one of our engineers lives in Waterloo and when his answerphone went off unprompted he was able to radio in and the problem was sorted out quickly.
Nauseating Nicole couldn't be bothered to meet her young charge off the bus and resigned on her second day via the answerphone.
It followed numerous complaints after a prank he and Jonathan Ross played on Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs where they left rude message on the actors answerphone.
Mr Moore's protest came after messages left by Ross and the comedian Russell Brand on the answerphone of former Fawlty Towers star Sachs were broadcast on Radio 2 in October 2008 -causing a storm of controversy.
We also have a 24-hour answerphone 0121 342 8724 for you to leave a message.
Brand, 33, who resigned from the BBC last October after leaving lewd messages for Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, said: "When I think of that moment of Andrew Sachs putting on his answerphone and hearing it and being a bit upset, that makes me think it was horrible.
He was suspended along with comedian Russell Brand for messages they left on the answerphone of 78-year-old Andrew Sachs, famed for playing bumbling Spanish waiter Manuel in the hit 1970s television comedy series Fawlty Towers.
October 16, 2008: Presenters Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross leave obscene messages on the answerphone of actor Andrew Sachs, leading to thousands of complaints.