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benching

[′bench·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
Concrete laid on the side slopes of drainage channels where the slopes are interrupted by manholes, and so forth.
Concrete laid on sloping sites as a safeguard against sliding.
Concrete laid along the sides of a pipeline to provide additional support.
(mining engineering)
A method of working small quarries or opencast pits in steps or benches.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

benching

1. Concrete laid on the side slopes of drainage channels where the slopes are interrupted by manholes, etc.
2. Concrete laid on sloping sites as a safeguard against sliding.
3. Concrete laid along the sides of a pipeline to provide additional support.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A grace or prayer is spoken after the meal, known as "Birkat Hamazon" and a silent prayer called "Amidah" might also be offered on the occasion.
Later, you ended meals with a table-banging rendition of Birkat Hamazon, spent Fridays making an art project for Shabbat, or just admired the various artistic shapes of the Star of David pendants around your friends' necks.
Birkat Hamazon is Hebrew for "blessing on nourishment" or, often, "grace after meals." Though the Birkat has several stanzas, Jews all over the world say a simple, single line before eating, depending on the food they are blessing.
After the traditional meal, the Birkat Hamazon, (the Grace After Meals) was all but forgotten.
Among these are Adon Olam, Yigdal, L'chu N'ran'nah, L'cha Dodi, Ma'oz Tzur, Birkat Hachodesh, B'rich Sh'meh, the last parts of Sh'moneh Esreh and Birkat Hamazon, and Yizkor -- to mention only a few.
Birkat hamazon, the post-meal prayer that was often a complete slog in the stuffy mess hall, didn't faze him either.
Some of my family members failed to do the weensy minor tasks I asked of them, but my cousins were whirling dervishes of chopping, grilling, serving, clearing, singing Birkat Hamazon. When I grabbed my cousin Abe, mayim-stepping by with a plate of veggies, to say thanks, he grinned, "No worries, cuz.