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    Default More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till

    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me what the following headline means?


    More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till

    Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a definition for bank till.

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    Default Re: More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till

    till = until?
    Or till = where the shop assistant / bank clerk puts the money handed in by customers.

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    till3 (tl)
    n.
    1. A drawer, small chest, or compartment for money, as in a store.
    2. A supply of money; a purse.

    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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    till

    \Till\, n. 1. (Geol.) A deposit of clay, sand, and gravel, without lamination, formed in a glacier valley by means of the waters derived from the melting glaciers; -- sometimes applied to alluvium of an upper river terrace, when not laminated, and appearing as if formed in the same manner.

    2. A kind of coarse, obdurate land. --Loudon.


    Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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    The headline was, supposedly: "More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till".

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    What do you call the machines in shops and banks for keeping money? In BE, they're tills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    What do you call the machines in shops and banks for keeping money? In BE, they're tills.
    In AE they are also called tills, but you don't bury bodies behind them. For one thing, they aren't stationary.

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    I'd like to read on to find out what happened next. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd like to read on to find out what happened next. )
    To find out what happened after they found the bodies?

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    It calls for the mystery to be solved.

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    Default Re: More Bodies Found Behind Bank Till

    Obviously, they haven't been paid for yet.

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