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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 benches of apex court would hear the case including missing persons, Margallah Suo motu and petition filed by NAB for reopening of Hudabia Papers Mills during the current judicial week.
Dubai: Visitors can charge their mobile phones and use high speed internet by using smart benches installed in front of six Dubai police stations, an official said on Wednesday.
announced tender for Contract notice for Supply of wet benches and IPA dryers
Kapadia is due to retire on September 29, and the countdown has begun with the CJI winding up by marking important cases before the bench headed by him to other benches and pronouncing judgments in cases already heard by him.
The company's bench, as well as its other carts and benches, comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The memorial, proposed by Hessler, will consist of five small square wooden benches where students can gather on the kindergarten playground at the school.