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guild

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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
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guildhall

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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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street joined developer Blackswan Property and contractor Shaylor to break ground on the Gilder's Yard project which will create 156 new apartments to rent on the site of the former J Ashford & Son jewellery factory in Great Hampton Street.
Carol and Lee Gilder, for example, put their retirement money into real estate with the belief that they would sell and have plenty of money for a small retirement house and years of globetrotting.
Gilders notes, this blood ritual corpus provides no comprehensive or coherent explanation for why blood must be manipulated in the manners stipulated, with the exception of Lev 17:11.
In Blood Ritual in the Hebrew Bible, Gilders confronts head on the methodological weakness of employing the "blood as life" axiom as the interpretive paradigm for understanding blood ritual.
It is somewhat disheartening, therefore, to turn to Heavenly Intrigue, wherein the Gilders not only accuse Kepler of murder but also go so far as to say that Kepler would have been little more than a footnote in the history of science had it not been for the work of Tycho Brahe--work to which, they allege, Kepler gained access through the murder.
It is possible, of course, that the Gilders are correct.
In 1905, Van Gilder Insurance was founded as a family-owned company.
Our clients view us as more of a consultant, a part of the client's team of advisors," said Michael Van Gilder, Managing Director.
Wayne and Shawnee Bruffett purchased the house from Thomas and Charliene Gilder. The deal is backed with a 15-year loan of $468,000 from First Financial Bank of El Dorado.
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.