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  • For the display of bare skin, as in bare-arse, see Nudity.
    • It is an adjective (meaning naked or similarly without cover, e.g. without body hair), its substantivation (the bare = naked state) and a verb (to bring someone or anything into a bare state).
    • In all cases it can also be used analogously referring to the removal of any physical cover, even from an animal or inanimate object, or even metaphorically for any other 'discovery' or exposure as concerning anything hidden, protected etcetera.
  • For the places in Serbia, see Bare (Serbia).

  • Not to be confused with its homophones bear (animal and verb)

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Barings Bank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
Barings Bank, previously known as Baring Brothers and Co., was the oldest merchant banking company in England, having been founded in 1762 by Sir Francis Baring.
Barings collapsed on February 26, 1995, due to the activities of one trader, Nick Leeson, who lost $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange, primarily using futures contracts.
Barings was purchased by the Dutch bank/insurance company ING after its collapse for the nominal sum of £1 and assuming all of Barings liabilities and no longer has a separate corporate existence.
Encyclopedia4U - Barings Bank - Encyclopedia Article (217 words)
Barings Bank, previously known as Baring Brothers & Co., is the oldest merchant banking company in England, having been founded in 1762.
Barings collapsed on February 26, 1995, due to the activities of one trader, Nick Leeson, who lost $1.4 billion by gambling on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with primarily derivative securities.
Barings was purchased by the Dutch bank/insurance company ING after its collapse and no longer has a separate corporate existence.
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