Desk


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Desk

The New York Federal Reserve Bank's trading desk (or securities department) where all transactions of the Federal Reserve System are executed in the money market or the government securities market.

Desk

Any trading desk or department at which transactions are carried out. One example is the home loan department at a bank. However, it especially applies to the Securities Department at the New York Federal Reserve, which carries out all of the Federal Reserve's orders to increase or decrease the dollar supply when it changes interest rates.
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Bring with you the limes you have in your desk," was the unexpected command which arrested her before she got out of her seat.
The real human being all this time, with his head safely on his shoulders, had brought himself to the comfortable conclusion that everything was for the best; and making an investment in ink, paper, and steel pens, had opened his long-disused writing desk, and was again a literary man.
When she asked a third time for permission to quench it at the common fountain Miss Dearborn nodded "yes," but lifted her eyebrows unpleasantly as Rebecca neared the desk.
said Stryver, with a plump of his fist on the desk.
After laying his head on the desk for a little while, he would cheer up, somehow, begin to laugh again, and draw skeletons all over his slate, before his eyes were dry.
What struck me as most remarkable about this assemblage and the hall in which they were congregated was the fact that the creatures were entirely out of proportion to the desks, chairs, and other furnishings; these being of a size adapted to human beings such as I, whereas the great bulks of the Martians could scarcely have squeezed into the chairs, nor was there room beneath the desks for their long legs.
The scholars sit on long benches, with desks before them.
He reflected a moment, then opening a drawer in a desk near him took out a letter, and gave it to me.
There were three rows of desks in it and against them high stools.
As a matter of fact," General Brice continued, glancing at the clock on his desk, "Granet is in my anteroom at the present moment, I expect.
Passing her desk, once, he picked up a volume of Kipling's poems and glanced bepuzzled through the pages.
The desk was beautifully fitted with all the necessary materials for keeping up a large correspondence; but there were not more than half a dozen letters in it altogether.