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Car

A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodity underlying one commodity contract; e.g., "a car of bellies." Derived from the fact that quantities of the product specified in a contract once corresponded closely to the capacity of a railroad car.

Car

1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.

2. See: CARS.
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Dai Telecom is a leading provider of cellular fixed car phones product line and services for public and private segments.
Mr Ross's departure comes after Car phone warned that next year would be the most challenging economic climate ever faced by the firm.
Most of the actors who went out for the role weren't really willing to do the kissing scene, or they asked Patrik to take the scene out or rewrite it," Dunbar says from his car phone as he searches for a place in Los Angeles to spend his hiatus from the Toronto set of his Showtime series, Soul Food.
The car phone jangled as I was driving home on Route 41.
Tibshirani of the University of Toronto have produced what may be the first large-scale evidence of car phone risk.
And finally, Wolfgang Tillmans' sprawl of erotic and documentary images, of juxtaposed snapshots and mural prints - where a celebrity shot of Michael Stipe on a car phone makes as much sense as a nearby picture of a woman pinching her nipple and shooting milk into the air - suggests a postmodern "Family of Man" in the making.
Geared to people on the go, the TC/45 connects to most car phone models with a 2.
Don't give valets or car wash attendants access to your car phone.
This has been good for talk radio hosts and the car phone industry.
Never far from a car phone or fax, Althans dashes around the country, weaving a web of contacts while promoting his political views.
Employees are expected to be increasingly accessible, as are organizations via fax, car phone, cellular phone, electronic mail, voice mail, satellite communication, and on and on.
The 17 lines, mostly in blue pen, were written on the reverse of a final demand from the GPO for Lennon's pre-decimal car phone bill of 12 pounds 3 shillings - the equivalent of pounds 12.