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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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That the Nepali Congress saw no political relevance in observing B.P. Koirala's birth anniversary this year and that Nepali communists should down play Pushpalal's birth anniversary as well is remarkable in the least.
Buying prevailed in the Russian currency bonds Friday, and the notes added about 30 b.p. average.
the variety of ecological adaptations already evident by 12,000 B.P., ranging from interior subarctic to coast-tropical" ...
B.P. can be a great way to get in a lot of work before a game, or it can be a total waste of time if the players begin showing off.
After all, in the decade before B.P. announced the refinery closure, Lima had already successfully survived the loss of at least 8,000 jobs through repeated rounds of industrial downsizing and plant closures.
As someone who was once a communist, B.P.'s disenchantment with our variant of ideologists - if not the universal ideology per se - may have arisen from what he saw up close and personal.
Yield of the Germanbonds grew 5a7 b.p., Spanish - lost 20a30 b.p., Italian -10 b.p.
Average rates of the loans of Madrid added 35 b.p. within a day.
Demand still was on the notes of Vimpelcom (120 b.p.), also the deals went on the notes: Sberbanka17, a19 ( b.p.), Severstala16, a17 (80 b.p.).
Rates of loans by Madrid reduced in a day by 30CE50 b.p., Rome Co 10CE30 b.p.
European exchange indices lost 1% average during the day and the yield of the German bonds reduced 5a9 b.p., Italian and Spanish - grew 7a15 b.p.