Stick


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Stick

A slang term for a point on a security market. For example, if a share price drops five points over the trading day, it may be said to decline five stick.
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That will be his place - there," striking the table with her stick, "at my head
He struck at me with his stick, but I caught the blow upon my little shield, and hit back.
The debtor took his stick again, and bowing his head left the court.
He is back there on the highroad with the hardest stick I've met in a good many days.
Utterson had already quailed at the name of Hyde; but when the stick was laid before him, he could doubt no longer; broken and battered as it was, he recognized it for one that he had himself presented many years before to Henry Jekyll.
he said, and his bright, restless eyes travelled over me, to my hands, to the stick I carried, to my feet, to the tattered places in my coat, and the cuts and scratches I had received from the thorns.
In a little while, three others appeared at the head of the dam, bringing sticks and bushes.
The staff, though it was but a plain oaken stick, immediately took the aspect of a gold-headed cane.
Because this stick, though originally a very handsome one has been so knocked about that I can hardly imagine a town practitioner carrying it.
There were no growls, no fierce screams of rage--the little black stick had taught them to come quietly lest they awaken it.
It came from a tall, supercilious-looking Rocket, who was tied to the end of a long stick.
A very pretty curly-headed boy with a look of the Christ in the Sistine Madonna was depicted playing at stick and ball.

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