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closed book

medieval symbolism for the unknown. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 13]
See: Mystery
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Target: Closed book of life assurance business of Zurich International Life, Allied Dunbar International Fund Managers
Most works of this kind have been, in the past, quite literally closed books: the scholar or scholars write their book, print it, and wait (for months and probably years) to see what reception it receives.
The sale of the closed book of business, underwritten for the most part before 2004, is comprised of 560,000 whole life, term life, variable universal life and universal life policies.
For years things have been published in the US which have been a closed book to us here in Britain.
Nobel peace prize winner Mr Hume believed the PM had to be convinced of the "evil of majority rule" in Northern Ireland and warned that, to Mrs Thatcher, the "history of NI in this sense seemed to be a closed book".
This unfortunate chapter in Birmingham's architectural history will soon be part of an increasingly closed book.
Despite all their protestations about the council's "scrutiny process" this is going to be a closed book.
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Daryl Hannah, who is nearing 50, has bared all in her new film 'A Closed Book'.
A CLOSED BOOK (15, 88 mins) SIR Paul (Tom Conti) is a well-respected author whose entire world is shattered when he is involved in an accident that robs him of his eyesight.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4, Thursday, 10pm The camp comic's guests are US actress Daryl Hannah, who talks about her new movie A Closed Book, and actor Nicholas Hoult who stars in Oscar-tipped film A Single Man.
Welsh law and Welsh constitutional practice are a closed book to most of our population.
"The past we shared is a closed book to her," he explained.