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something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

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Our Closed Book offering comes at a time when legacy portfolio management is becoming more and more expensive for insurers," said Henry Ainouze, vice president of sales and operations, Sapiens Europe.
For years things have been published in the US which have been a closed book to us here in Britain.
The damage done to international security by Dr Khan and his associates is not a closed book," he wrote, noting that the US and others were still dealing with the Khan network's sale of technology to Iran and North Korea "and possible other states".
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.
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.
On second thoughts, it may be wiser for Cheryl to keep her marriage secrets to the England and Chelsea defender a closed book now that they have patched things up.
As chair, part of my position is to reinforce the message that CalCPA is not a closed book," he says.
The history of the Red Army Faction may seem on first glance a closed book, not least because this terrorist organization announced its dissolution in 1998.
Mrs Ford said: 'We would like the list of those buried in the cemetery to be kept in the chapel so it's not a closed book.
These deals included a $140m deal with HBOS in October to provide it with paper-clearing and check-clearing processes, a $450m deal with Royal & SunAlliance in February to run its closed book claims processing, and a $400m deal with Washington Mutual last December to provide outsourced check-processing and document-imaging services.
The waves are so sensitive that they could differentiate between the paper and ink on a page of a closed book, Ananova reports.