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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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uk Who gets what: Public holidays home and abroad England and Wales: 8 - New Year's Day; Good Friday; Easter Monday; May Day; Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May); Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August); Christmas Day and Boxing Day Northern Ireland: 10 - New Year's Day; St Patrick's Day; Good Friday; Easter Monday; May Day; Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May); July 12 (Battle of the Boyne); Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August); Christmas Day and Boxing Day Scotland: 9 - New Year's Day; January 2; Good Friday; May Day; Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May); Summer Bank Holiday (first Monday in August); St Andrew's Day; Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Hospital staff may get an extra day's paid leave, but it is only right they should also receive the same enhanced pay they get for all other bank holidays - not to pay these rates is, we would suggest, churlish in the extreme.
However, if an employer's terms and conditions do give automatic entitlement to the additional bank holiday, they could face the vast majority of staff putting in holiday requests for three days and then disappearing for the best part of a fortnight
For the smaller racecourses, this meant that lucrative bank holiday cards suddenly looked a lot less tempting.
In recent years, the practice of tagging "privilege" days on to the end of bank holidays has become widespread for town hall workers and the like.
However, it has emerged First Minister Carwyn Jones wrote to the Secretary of State David Jones last year to seek legislative competence to make it a bank holiday, but has been rebuffed.
Damien_High The weather certainly knows how to turn it on for a bank holiday weekend @kate_farrelly been weirdly lucky with the weather for the may bank holiday weekends #notcomplaining?
That made it an expensive proposition for us at a time when bank holiday attendances were on the wane.
8 million British travellers who headed overseas for the August Bank Holiday weekend, from August 24 to 27, as reported by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), a UK-based trade association.
NHS Northern Ireland has determined that the Jubilee Bank Holiday will be treated as a full public holiday with staff who are required to work receiving enhanced rates of pay and a day off in lieu.
MORE than a third of businesses in the West Midlands are unhappy about the additional Bank Holiday in June to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
AS many as 20 per cent of road journeys are likely to affected by delays on the August bank holiday weekend, it was predicted today.