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clearing

the process by which the cheques drawn on clearing banks are exchanged and the differences between what is due from and to each bank are settled daily by transfers between the accounts of such banks with the Bank of England.
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There was movement among the bushes at the far end of the clearing which I had just traversed.
He put out his arm and felt the bark, but Kala Nag moved forward, still tramping, and he could not tell where he was in the clearing.
Tossing discretion aside, she commenced to circle the clearing.
Farther along we came upon a group of three women and two children in the road, busy clearing out a labourer's cot- tage.
Moti Guj paid the white man the compliment of charging him nearly a quarter of a mile across the clearing and "Hrrumphing" him into his veranda.
Opposite him across the little clearing stood Horta, the boar, with lowered head and foam flecked tucks, ready to charge.
Standing all around the clearing were a good many cookstoves, ranges and grills, of all sizes and shapes, and besides these there were several kitchen cabinets and cupboards and a few kitchen tables.
After proceeding through the jungle for what must have been upward of five miles we emerged suddenly into a large clearing in the exact center of which stood as strange an appearing village as one might well imagine.
He went roaring and resentful; but in the very center of the clearing his voice was suddenly hushed and Tarzan saw the great head lower and flatten out, the body crouch and the long tail quiver, as the beast slunk cautiously toward the trees upon the opposite side.
Late in the afternoon the band came upon a small palisaded village of thatched huts set in a clearing in the jungle close beside a placid river.
That the blacks were preparing for a charge became apparent a few moments later, when they commenced to show themselves in force upon the edge of the clearing, dancing and jumping about as they waved their spears and shouted taunts and fierce warcries toward the village.
Motioning the Malay to follow him they walked across the clearing and entered the jungle out of sight and hearing of the camp.

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