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bench

1. the bench
a. a judge or magistrate sitting in court in a judicial capacity
b. judges or magistrates collectively
2. Geology a flat narrow platform of land, esp one marking a former shoreline

Bench

A seat with or without a back; most often it is constructed of wood.

Bench

 

(in Russian, zakhodka), mining term for the part of a shoulder that is to be worked by an excavator. It has the shape of a strip equal to the width of the face.

bench

[bench]
(geology)
A terrace of level earth or rock that is raised and narrow and that breaks the continuity of a declivity.
(mining engineering)
One of two or more divisions of a coal seam, separated by slate and so forth or simply separated by the process of cutting the coal, one bench or layer being cut before the adjacent one.
A long horizontal ledge of ore in an underground working place.
A ledge in an open-pit mine from which excavation takes place at a constant level.

bench

1. A long seat, usually of wood, with or without a back, usually for several persons.
2. A berm, 6.
3. Same as pretensioning bed.
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The Third Bench comprises of Justice Maqbool Baqir and Justice Faisal Arab headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.
The bench further directed chief secretaries and advocate generals of provinces for providing logistic support to the provincial committee concerned.
The bench further observed that all pending cases at the LHC regarding the matter would also be heard along with the present case.
The three-story building houses the clothing line on the ground floor, Bench Cafe on the second floor and Bench Barbers and Bench Fix Salon on the third floor.
With all of the ingredients being sourced locally, Bench Cafe leaves you with a fresh but altogether familiar taste in your mouth, the kind that reminds you that home will always be just one bite away.
The Justice Misra-headed bench said any order contrary to the 1998 judgement would be inactive in law and shall not be binding.
The counsel of Nawaz, Khawaja Harris, argued before the court that the final verdict [in the Panama Papers case] by the five-judge bench was not right as two honourable bench members had already given their verdict.
The Awarded Contractor Is Required To Provide Installation And Calibrations Of Meter Test Benches As Follows: O Removal Of Old Test Benches And Tanks O Installation Of Benches And Tanks And Parts O Calibration Of Tanks And Sensors O Installation Of Software O Testing Of Bench O Training For Trenton Water Works On Benches And Software Etc.
A three- judge bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said it will take a decision on whether the questions raised by the Centre can be referred to a larger bench.
The State has sanctioned 190 positions of officers / officials to work for the Dharwad Circuit Bench and 157 officers / officials to work for the Gulbarga Circuit Bench.
She had been a carer for 63-year-old Charles Pearce, who spent much of his time with his six children and 13 grandchildren on a wrought iron bench outside their home in Foster Road, Low Hill.
Critical verticals like oil and gas, energy and utility, as also captive units of some like HSBC, JP Morgan, Stanchart and Citi maintain a bench at high single digit rates, but many leading domestic and MNC tech firms have only 5% of their people sitting on benches at present, say external hirers who are privy to these details.