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1(of a check) not having passed through a clearinghouse and been paid into the payee's account.
- ‘It can become a holder for value by permitting its customer to draw against an uncleared cheque.’
- ‘It was supposed to be paid at the beginning of the month, but uncleared cheques meant that it turned up in my inbox several days later - unpaid.’
- ‘Even though they may appear immediately on your statement, you may incur interest charges and fees if you draw against uncleared cheques.’
- ‘The scheme will offer services like at par demand drafts, faster collection of cheques, drawing against uncleared effects, instant credits on cheques and electronic funds transfer.’
- ‘You should then go through your bank statement, and check the uncleared transactions against the transactions on the statement.’
- ‘The pay-in slip, however, contained a note to the effect that the bank reserved to itself the right to defer payment of cheques against uncleared effects which may have been credited to the account.’
2(of land) not cleared of vegetation before cultivation.
- ‘Elisabeth found herself with a straggle of colonists in a mosquito-ridden, uncleared jungle where sandflies bored into the skin of the feet and the clay soil was so intractable that nothing would grow.’
- ‘He looked around the garden which was familiar to him from photographs and films from the initial stages of landscaping and even prior to that, when the Saadhu first settled down here in the uncleared jungle.’
- ‘In 1910 my grandfather moved, with his parents, from rural England to rural Western Australia, where they purchased an area of uncleared land near the wheatbelt town of Wickepin.’
- ‘You'll have to get fairly baroque in the side chains before you'll find any uncleared territory.’
- ‘In Canada, seigneuries were divided into long-lot farms larger than peasant holdings in France, much of them, in the first generations, uncleared forest.’
- ‘An abundance of uncleared public and private lands, and unclear title to lands throughout the country, helped to make these reforms successful.’
- ‘In uncleared areas, Nobbi dragons are common, but in remnant vegetation in central New South Wales, the picture isn't so rosy.’
- ‘Two replicates of each size (six plots) remained in uncleared continuous forest, and served as the unfragmented control plots.’
- ‘is the word used since the beginnings of European settlement to describe the rough, uncleared country in the Australian interior and, later, the ways of life and folk traditions of those who lived there.’
- ‘The department would also help people who had suffered the consequences of fire, resulting from uncleared invasive alien vegetation, to take civil action against those responsible.’
- ‘He heard it fly through the air and shred branches and leaves as it entered into the uncleared brush and trees.’
- ‘They were no other than venomous snakes, which have found the uncleared backyard of the hospital a safe place to live in.’
- ‘If uncleared land is valued less than cleared land (for rating or taxing purposes), there is some incentive to preserve vegetation.’
- ‘I was fortunate to grow up on the Swan Coastal Plain, near Perth, in the forties and fifties when much of the land was still uncleared.’
- ‘A system of economically specialized zones suited the under-developed countryside, with its sharp geographical contrasts and large areas of uncleared common pasture.’
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