The two banks of Edinburgh are joint-stock companies, without any exclusive privilege.
It was drifting slowly in our direction and banked itself up like a wall on that side of us, low but thick and well defined.
That cut bank was an island, and Jim had gone down t'other side of it.
The rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed quartet looked so charming in their light summer attire, clinging to the roadside bank like pigeons on a roof-slope, that he stopped a moment to regard them before coming close.
The opposite bank was more undulating, and the valley, through whose bottom flowed the river, was more clearly defined.
A bank, indeed, which lends its money without the expense of stamped paper, or of attorneys' fees for drawing bonds and mortgages, and which accepts of repayment upon the easy terms of the banking companies of Scotland, would, no doubt, be a very convenient creditor to such traders and undertakers.
The bank cannot be debtor to two persons for the same thing; and the owner of bank money who has no receipt, cannot demand payment of the bank till he buys one.
These banks are the result of marine sedimentation, an extensive accumulation of organic waste brought either from the equator by the Gulf Stream’s current, or from the North Pole by the countercurrent of cold water that skirts the American coast.