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for savings bank
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Saving \Sav"ing\, n.
1. Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is
saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
2. Exception; reservation.
Contend not with those that are too strong for us,
but still with a saving to honesty. --L'Estrange.
Savings bank, a bank in which savings or earnings are
deposited and put at interest.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a thrift institution in the northeastern United States;
since deregulation in the 1980s they offer services
competitive with many commercial banks
2: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping
money at home; "the coin bank was empty" [syn: savings
bank, coin bank, money box, bank]
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