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Clean

In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). Natural. Antithesis of open.

Clean

1. Describing a block trade in which the buyer agrees to buy all of the seller's securities or inventory he/she is offering. It often happens that a buyer is only interested in, say, half or three quarters of the securities a seller is offering. This leaves the seller with extra securities he/she does not want, and exposes him/her to the risk that they will be sold either at a low price or not at all. A clean transaction spares the seller from this risk, as the buyer takes all the securities offered off of the seller's hands.

2. Describing a company or individual with little or no debt. See: Clean balance sheet.
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We started with changing to trans fat free oil in our fryers and found no difference in taste or accessibility to purchase the oil," says Larry Huber, owner of the Clean Plate Club.
As demand grew, she created Clean Plate Meals to share her cuisine with a wider clientele.
And remember the clean plate and utensils for serving the grilled meat, so it doesn't come into contact with raw juices.
He added: "While the Rosette is good and it is nice to get compliments it is about getting clean plates back.
I was trying to clean plates quicker than my colleagues - competition is something I have in my blood - but it gives you also a lot of humility.
It is virtually impossible to manually clean plates so they are exactly the same after repeated use.
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When a man with no identification driving a dirty vehicle with clean plates was pulled over, an MSHP trooper used MorphoIDent to verify the person did not pose a risk.
Made with real mashed potato and sunflower oil, McCain Smiles are low in salt and saturated fat and the fun, smiley face shape guarantees clean plates at tea time.
Two clean plates proved that maybe it was time for us both to expand our palates.
Vicky was pretty impressed with her starter, too, with her only complaint that there could have been a few more artichokes, but it was clean plates all round.