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bank holiday an official holiday in the UK, when banks and other businesses are closed.
barrister (chiefly British) a lawyer who is qualified to offer legal advice and to represent clients in both the lower and higher courts in the UK.
Boxing Day December 26, a holiday in the UK and other Commonwealth countries, publicly observed on the first weekday after Christmas.
bushel1 in the UK, a unit of capacity of dry measure equal to four pecks, 36.3687 liters, or 2,219.360 cu. in. [1/5 definitions]
dessertspoon in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to two teaspoons or 7.1033 millilitres, used in cooking. [1/2 definitions]
fluid ounce in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to one twentieth of a pint or 28.4131 milliliters. [1/2 definitions]
gallon in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to four quarts, eight pints, or 4.5461 liters in liquid measure, or 277.420 cu. in. in dry measure. (abbr.: gal.) [1/3 definitions]
gill2 in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to one fourth of a pint, five fluid ounces, or 142.0656 milliliters. [1/2 definitions]
Guy Fawkes Day November 5, a holiday in the UK on the anniversary of Guy Hawkes' failed attempt in 1605 to blow up the House of Lords, celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
half pint in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to one fourth of a quart, 10 fluid ounces, or 284.13 milliliters; a tumbler. [1/3 definitions]
Houses of Parliament in the UK, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, or the building in London where the houses meet.
Inland Revenue the government office responsible for assessing and collecting taxes in the UK (prec. by the).
King's Birthday in the UK and much of the Commonwealth, a public holiday on the second Saturday in June to officially celebrate the monarch's birthday when the monarch is a king.
Mother's Day a holiday to honor mothers, observed in the US, Canada, and the UK on the second Sunday in May.
NHS (in the UK) abbreviation of "National Health Service," the British health service, largely financed by taxation, that provides free or inexpensive medical treatment.
peck1 in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to two gallons, 9.0922 liters, or 554.840 cu. in. Used primarily for dry measure. [1/4 definitions]
pint in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to twenty fluid ounces or 568.2624 milliliters in liquid measure, and to one eighth of a gallon or 34.678 cu. in. in dry measure. (abbr.: pt.) [1/3 definitions]
post code in the UK, a code made up of letters and numerals used to identify a postal address.
public school in the UK, a private boarding school that prepares students for university entrance. [1/2 definitions]
quart in the UK, a unit of capacity equal to two pints, 1.1365 liters, or 69.355 cu. in. in both liquid and dry measure. (abbr.:qt.) [1/3 definitions]
quarter in the UK, a unit of capacity of dry measure equal to eight bushels, 290.95 liters, or 17,754.85 cu. in. [1/15 definitions]