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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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And it occurred to me that I have no idea who actually gets to be off work on Bank Holidays.
They added that pay negotiations are carried out at individual sites which can see different bank holiday arrangements at different sites.
Bruce Undy, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Warwickshire and Coventry chairman added: "Some small firms told us they were concerned about the impact the additional bank holiday would have on their business.
Tourism Minister John Penrose said: "An autumn bank holiday, possibly to be branded as a new UK Day, would not only help the industry but also give us all a new focus for celebrating the best of what this country does, and all the things that make us a world-class nation.
WITH all sorts of bank holidays given daft names, I can think of nothing better than to start celebrating a British Day next year.
Offering staff an extra bank holiday would cost the economy up to six billion pounds on top.
At first shops were close d, too, but this has been relaxed as workers can earn more money by working on a bank holiday.
Neighboring Germany eliminated a bank holiday to fund programs for the aging in 1994.
The May Bank Holiday weekend has roots in the pagan festival of Beltane, which marks the beginning of summer.
Also, can you imagine how much money is lost every Bank Holiday because offices are closed for the day, and all the sandwich shops and dry cleaners around those offices have to close on those days because there are no customers.