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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

A cooperative society that provides highly secure message communications between banks. It does not transfer money or any other financial materials, but simply provides information. It also standardizes forms between members so as to reduce costs and operational risk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT has thousands of members in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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Surely you know the words: Here lies the body of Jonathan Swift .
Real ("The first wit of the age": Essays on Swift and His Contemporaries) and the imposing Reading Swift: Papers from The Sixth Munster Symposium on Jonathan Swift both appeared (1)--as did the works at issue here, a new biography, an important collection on an underexplored subject, and two substantial volumes of the new standard edition of Swifts writings.
Jonathan Swift and Jane Austen may have written your's and her's, but that was back in that other millennium.
She recovers Joseph Hall's Mundus Alter et Idem, demonstrating how this first major dystopia springs from the same Calvinist premises of the master of that genre, Jonathan Swift.
Jonathan Swift would have envied the Starr Report--and the independent counsel's ghostwriters had it all under oath.
JONATHAN SWIFT By Victoria Glendinning (Hutchinson, 20 [pounds sterling], hb)
Stern is no satirist, a latter-day Jonathan Swift making 'a modest proposal,'" contends Linda Chavez in USA Today.
The Poems of Jonathan Swift (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1958), II, 564.
There is no apparent connection between his name and the pseudonym earlier adopted by Jonathan Swift and also used by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele for The Tatler.
His joke was a repetition of one that Jonathan Swift in 1708 played on an English astrologer, John Partridge.
Written in imitation of Cyrano de Bergerac 's Histoire comique and of Jonathan Swift 's Gulliver ' s Travels, its protagonists are Micromegas, a 120,000 - foot - tall inhabitant of the star Sirius, and his friend from Saturn, a " dwarf " 6,000 feet tall.
Britain has a long tradition of angry writers and satirists - Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell and many more - who questioned the status quo of their time and inspired readers to think for themselves.