Drop


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Drop

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Remove from OTC trading list; hence, no longer making a market in a security.

Drop

To remove a security from a list of securities for which a dealer serves as a counterparty in the over-the-counter market.
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I caught a drop of oil that fell from your knee-joint," confessed Ojo.
For one of the things the Crooked Magician sent me to get was a drop of oil from a live man's body.
The sharp rattle of the first drops was on the leaves when Raoul sprang to his feet.
The sweat stood out on their skin in myriads of tiny drops that ran together, forming blotches of moisture, which, in turn, coalesced into rivulets that dripped to the ground.
A drop in time saves nine'--my sentiments, if I may put myself on a par with her ladyship.
Mac felt her sympathy, but, being a boy, did not thank her for it; only sat up with a jerk, saying, as he tried to rub away the tell-tale drops with the sleeve of his jacket, "Don't bother; weak eyes always water.
Unless you drop down upon me again,' returned the persistent Flintwinch, 'and then you must expect to hear of it again.
Sooner or later, of course, he'd drop down upon me, like Wegg.
The shining drops of dew the Elves bring each day And place in my bosom, so soon pass away; But a star would glitter brightly through the long summer hours, And I should be fairer than all my sister flowers.
I shook the drops from my face, and there were the sweet stars once more; for many an eye they had gone Out for ever; and there the burning wreck.
He felt the soft cheek against his bare arm; and he felt something else there too--hot drops of moisture that ran down to his very finger-tips and splashed, but each one wrung from a woman's heart.
Thou art not stone; but already hast thou become hollow by the numerous drops.