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1. Bachelor of Pharmacy
2. Bachelor of Philosophy
3. basis point
4. Baseball batting practice
5. before present (in radiocarbon dating, before 1950)
6. bills payable
7. birthplace
8. blood pressure
9. boiling point
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abbreviation for
1. (of alcoholic density) below proof
2. boiling point
3. bishop


abbreviation for
1. (Pharmacology) blood pressure
2. (Pharmacology) British Pharmacopoeia
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1. baptized.
2. birthplace.
3. bishop.


bills payable.


or BP,

before the present: (in radiocarbon dating) in a specified amount of time or at a specified point in time before A.D. 1950.


1. below proof.
2. boiling point.
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1. =British Petroleum
2. =blood pressureTA


ABBR =Bishopob., obpo.
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British bank Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) (NYSE: BCS) has hired Sally Bott, currently the head of human resources at global oil giant BP Plc (NYSE: BP), as the head of human resources at the British bank, Dow Jones has reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.
19 January 2011 - Norwegian offshore service provider AGR Group ASA (OSL: AGR) said today it has signed with BP Plc (LON: BP) a 12-month contract for the use of its Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) system, that will bring an estimated NOK110m.
Summary: BP PLC (BP.LN) on Friday said it will delay its plans to drill offshore Libya until next year, citing a decision not to use its original drill rig for "operational reasons."
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