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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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Just as the lion disappeared among the trees beyond the clearing Tarzan caught upon the down-coming wind the explanation of his new interest--the scent spoor of man was wafted strongly to the sensitive nostrils.
And while Teeka guarded suspiciously against harm, where there was no harm, she failed to note two baleful, yellow-green eyes staring fixedly at her from behind a clump of bushes at the opposite side of the clearing.
That decided the planter to argue no more, and Moti Guj rolled back to his amateur inspection of the clearing.
To her consternation she saw that the apes were pausing in the centre of the clearing.
They had barely time to hasten away farther into the forest before the first of the raiders had crossed the clearing and entered it in pursuit of them.
A long time he waited, when, with thirst unslaked, he crept back to his horse, rode slowly across the sun-washed clearing, and passed into the shelter of the woods beyond.
Walking and leading his horse, Daylight followed the quick-stepping eager little man through the green tunnel and emerged abruptly upon the clearing, if clearing it might be called, where wild nature and man's earth-scratching were inextricably blended.
cried the Captain, sternly, and he led his captives through the curious throng until they came before a big range that stood in the center of the clearing.
As he was trying to think out some plan to distract her attention he heard a wild cry from across the clearing.

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