Banks, Sir Joseph

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Banks, Sir Joseph

(1743–1820) naturalist who sailed with Captain James Cook to the Pacific and collected extensively, particularly plants. He financed his own expeditions and became unofficial director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Under his direction Kew became the most famous botanical garden in the world. His plant and entomological collections are in the British Museum and over 1400 of his books are in the British Library.
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Soon she heard a rushing sound, and a big wave rose suddenly and swept the comb off the bank, and a minute after the head of her husband rose from the pond and gazed sadly at her.
She had taken the advice of a friend and invested her savings in a bank on Ashland Avenue.
And, still marvelling, I let him lead me into the private part of the bank.
Sometimes, where the river passed between high banks and bluffs, the roads made by the tramp of buffaloes for many ages along the face of the heights, looked like so many well-travelled highways.
She did not notice me in the shadow which the trees cast on the bank.
The man was standing on the river bank and he called to them:
And he saw, further, the gambling-houses, banks, stock-exchanges, and all the gear and chips and markers, the chances and opportunities, of a vastly bigger gambling game than any he had ever seen.
The fish was on the Banks, an' Counahan was at T-wharf talkin' av his record trip east
A counter-swirl had caught Fahrquhar and turned him half round; he was again looking at the forest on the bank opposite the fort.
There was much to be done: his portmanteau to be packed, a credit to be got from the bank where he was a wealthy customer, and certain offices to be transacted for that other bank in which he was an humble clerk; and it chanced, in conformity with human nature, that out of all this business it was the last that came to be neglected.
On the bank of the river the executioner approached Milady, and bound her hands and feet.
But, though the bank was almost always with him, and though the coach (in a confused way, like the presence of pain under an opiate) was always with him, there was another current of impression that never ceased to run, all through the night.