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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BANKED

Already Foulet had banked the plane—we were circling; turning back.

Eyer, at the controls, banked the plane at right angles and flew on.

But Philip had kept him apart, had banked him off, and yet drained him to the dregs.

Fully alerted and armed, it spun and banked in the bright morning sunlight.

Snow must be banked all round the tent to keep out the wind.

It was one evening we had banked our fires and were ready to be hoisted up.

We ran up a little cabin and banked it nearly to the low eaves with snow.

Banked clouds were driving the wintry sunshine toward the horizon.

The floors were cleared for dancing and the mantels were banked high with flowers and ferns.

The moon was banked and not a glimmer of light shone on earth or heaven.

WORD ORIGIN

"financial institution," late 15c., from either Old Italian banca or Middle French banque (itself from the Italian word), both meaning "table" (the notion is of the moneylender's exchange table), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German bank "bench"); see bank (n.2).

Bank holiday is from 1871, though the tradition is as old as the Bank of England. To cry all the way to the bank was coined 1956 by flamboyant pianist Liberace, after a Madison Square Garden concert that was packed with patrons but panned by critics.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.