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1. (esp in medieval Europe) an association of men sharing the same interests, such as merchants or artisans: formed for mutual aid and protection and to maintain craft standards or pursue some other purpose such as communal worship
2. Ecology a group of plants, such as a group of epiphytes, that share certain habits or characteristics


A place of assembly for a society of craftsmen or merchants for their mutual assistance; an outgrowth of similar medieval organizations or guilds.
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I am looking forward to being a part of Cienas success in the region, stated Keri Gilder, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Ciena.
Gilder has held several sales leadership roles at Ciena, having joined the company in 2002.
Before joining Ciena, Gilder worked in multiple roles for Lucent Technologies and also maintained an S.
In his novel and sophisticated analysis to the blood ritual corpus, Gilders provides a course correction, suggesting that scholars turn from the quest to find the meaning of blood manipulation in the conceptual connection of blood with life, to a consideration of blood's "latent" functionality as an indexical sign that symbolically marks (and perhaps defines) structured relationships between humans, Yahweh, and sacred space in the socio-cultic setting of the textual corpus.
Gilders notes that in the world of the text there are various "cultic actors" functioning in the ritual practices.
Gilders has provided an exceptional and compelling work.
It is possible, of course, that the Gilders are correct.
When Tengnagel returns to Prague following Tycho's death, the Gilders display their admiration for how effectively he takes charge of the family's affairs, recovers the observations that Kepler has "stolen," acquires money from the emperor to help the widow, and eventually brokers "aristocratic marriages for Brahe's oldest son, Tyge, and youngest daughter, Cecile.
He also holds Tengnagel responsible for destroying, through neglect, Tycho's instruments--the same instruments the Gilders regard as one of the sources of the Brahe family fortune.
Our clients view us as more of a consultant, a part of the client's team of advisors," said Michael Van Gilder, Managing Director.
The most important thing is our ability to produce a profit that has been retained and used to grow the company and to buy out the departing shareholders," said Dell Van Gilder, CEO and Chairman.
Bodyshop of the Year is the highest award possible for the team at Gilders and manager Robert Watson is justifiably proud: "I am absolutely over the moon to win this prize in the first year of the Volkswagen awards," he said.