• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bank-holiday a day on which banks are legally closed, bills falling due on these being payable the following day
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. banque, of Teut. origin, cog. with two foregoing words.


In literature:

The weather was all that could be wished, the crossing resembled a bank-holiday excursion.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
When on the Sunday before Bank Holiday J.L.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
But you, Mr. Hippanthigh, you were the high-falutin' angel with a new brass halo, out on its bank holiday.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
They were keeping it up as late as August, when Arthur came down for the Bank Holiday.
"The Judgment of Eve" by May Sinclair
I hope to have our bank here opened by the holidays.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
All this week, thanks in a great measure to the prolonged Bank Holiday, Witanbury had been bathed in a sabbatical calm.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
He links May Day with Bank Holiday, and he does it almost alone.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
On Bank Holidays the simple-minded minor poet like myself can live in it.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
If Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on a Sunday, the next Monday following is the bank holiday.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
He decided, as he rubbed away at his machine, that he would not be married on a Bank holiday, when his turn came.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh

In poetry:

All ye pleasure-seekers, where'er ye be,
I pray ye all be advised by me,
Go and visit Tayport on the banks o' the Tay,
And there ye can spend a pleasant holiday.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then there's the stately Castle of Balmerino
Situated in the midst of trees, a magnificent show,
And bordering on the banks o' the silvery Tay,
Where visitors can spend a happy holiday.
"Beautiful Balmerino" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a special Holiday Business After Hours on Thursday, Dec 6, 2012, at City national Bank in Huntington.
Barre Savings Bank has trees on display at its locations in Barre, Paxton and Princeton decorated with Holiday Angel tags, each representing a local child in need and describing a small item that the child has requested.
Contributions for the Times Holiday Appeal for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank continue to grow.
Hygienic Art Galleries opens its "ART = GIFT" exhibition with a celebration and holiday party from 7 to 10 pm tonight at its location, 79 Bank St, New London.
Sabadell United Bank sponsored the December 5(th) Holiday Luncheon of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at Jungle Island.
Randy Hanks, president and CEO of First Choice Bank, presents a check for the Times Holiday Appeal to Phyllis Stoolmacher, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank director.
Food bank encourages to consider someone else during holidays.
Donations to a food bank heading toward the holidays – not entirely uncommon.
Staff photo by Eric DiNovo Holiday shopping Shoppers crowd the lobby of the former Commercial Bank building during the third annual Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Saturday.
The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to local residents in need this holiday season.
Keith McClung, right, owner of Crown Marketing Services, and Jessie Towner set up the animated holiday display in the Peoples Bank windows in downtown Marietta Tuesday.
If you don't want to stand in front of a hot grill this holiday, or if you would like a nice dinner out without breaking the bank, Living Social has a deal that's trending big time today.
Holiday shopping season officially starts with Black Friday, here's how to come out on top without breaking the bank.
You don't have to leave the area or break the bank to find great holiday gifts.
Roadrunner Food Bank Gears Up for Holidays.