Barclays


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Barclays

A global financial services company. It was established in London in 1690 and gradually increased its holdings over time. In 1966, it issued Britain's first credit card, and, in 1985, it issued the country's first debit card. It introduced the ATM machine and is one of the world's largest companies. In 2008, it purchased Lehman Brothers, which had filed bankruptcy as a result of the 2008 economic crisis.
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These with their master and mistress were the sole occupants of Lachine, for the Barclays had no children, nor was it usual for them to have resident visitors.
It is the supposed murder of Colonel Barclay, of the Royal Munsters, at Aldershot, which I am investigating.
It was commanded up to Monday night by James Barclay, a gallant veteran, who started as a full private, was raised to commissioned rank for his bravery at the time of the Mutiny, and so lived to command the regiment in which he had once carried a musket.
Colonel Barclay had married at the time when he was a sergeant, and his wife, whose maiden name was Miss Nancy Devoy, was the daughter of a former color-sergeant in the same corps.
On the whole, he thinks that Barclay's devotion to his wife was greater than his wife's to Barclay.
Colonel Barclay himself seems to have had some singular traits in his character.
Barclay is said to be the most capable of them all, but I cannot say so, judging by his first movements.
Barclay and Perkins never turned out ale equal to that
There are three hundred thousand Rooshians, I tell you, now entering France by Mayence and the Rhine--three hundred thousand under Wittgenstein and Barclay de Tolly, my poor love.
But now that we know where we are, we can run for Barclay de Tolley.
If we wreck her here," McCoy added, "we'd have to make the run to Barclay de Tolley in the boats just the same.
The lookout sighted Barclay de Tolley to the eastward, barely visible from the masthead, and vainly and for hours the PYRENEES tried to beat up to it.