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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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I guess Joey knew that we were a carful of artists who knew
And it was his idea to fib about their marital status as they attempted to cross back into the United States - with a carful of wedding gifts - in time for his fall 2007 UO classes.
The prediction made by James Earl Jones in "Field of Dreams" came true as visitors started rolling in by the carful to see the remarkable ball diamond in the middle of an ordinary Iowa cornfield.
A stage direction embedded in his speech suggests the use of an axe or other object by which he has been struck; he is "smetyn in pe fas / With carful strokys and rownde" (255-56).
They are carful not to mention anyone's name and take the blame themselves, whereas normally you stop someone and they come up with every excuse under the sun before admitting it.
So the next day, Peggy would take a carful of soldiers out to Will's ranch house in Bel-Air, where his sister would give them a tour.
And because of what she is: wild, intelligent, passionate, loving, and agonized, but stubborn and steady enough at the wheel of that dreadful old station wagon to coast to safety with a carful of kids in dead winter, as she once did when the steering went out on the road downhill from her mountain into town.
The Braques and the Lachauds made their way back, a carful of apprehension, to a city under siege.
It is said that Ibrahim and his gang sometimes kidnap an entire carful of people for ransom.
Be carful," "You better get shots," "You might get shot
I USED to have a Yugo car with a broken exhaust and me and my two best mates were flying down the road and saw a policeman had pulled over a carful of lads who we knew, so we were hanging out the window screaming at them,'' says Suzanne Maddock, who plays Pc Cass Rickman in this top-notch police drama.