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bank

 [bank]
a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood bank, bone bank, eye bank, or skin bank.

bank

(bank),
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

(bangk) a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood b., bone b., eye b., human-milk b., or skin b.

bank

A central repository for something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval.

bank

A central repository of something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval. See Blood bank, Brain bank, National Practitioner Data Bank, Organ Bank, Sperm bank, Tissue bank.

bank

(bangk)
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

a stored supply of animal material or tissues for future use by other individuals, as blood bank, serum bank, bone bank, skin bank, eye bank, etc. See also database.
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TRAGIC: He said Mr Shields received at least two phone messages from the money-lender the night before he died.
Charalambous said it was only logical for money-lenders to want their money back, but on the other hand this habit often led to "other very serious crimes".
At Christmas, those who have little cash have nowhere to turn and illegal money-lenders are always happy to step in.
In this ocean of debt, individuals, businesses and governments tend to be hard up and unable to pay for all the goods and services that are needed - hence unemployment, and much needed real wealth is not created; but money-lenders always do all right.
Worse still, they will have to go to unlicensed money-lenders to get it.
These residents will be forced deeper into the clutches of loan sharks and `legal' money-lenders who charge extortionate rates.
CHRISTMAS is round the corner, families are struggling, money-lenders and loan-sharks are making a mint, and part of the Corus steelworks is being mothballed, adding 1,700 to the list of jobless in the North East.
FALLING into the clutches of vicious money-lenders is trouble enough.
And their parents could be driven into the hands of money-lenders by the natural desire to fill their stockings.