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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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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.
A carful of passengers, all of whom had motive and opportunity, maneuvered around so skillfully that even Christie's brilliant Belgian couldn't figure out whodunit.
The QA/QC program consists of a carful chain of custody of samples from the field to the laboratories, inclusion of standard and blank samples which were submitted to American Assay & Environmental Laboratories, Reno, with each batch of samples and a check assay program on a proportion of sample pulps with a second laboratory is in progress.
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.
When a carful of relatives showed up for supper, she was "offended to see the antique refectory table littered with bottles of Pepsi cola.
Few memories, however, will live longer than those shared by a carful of Coventry City fans who turned up for that ill-fated FA Cup quarter-final replay two years ago.
On the way home, he and his buddies were trying to get the attention of a carful of girls.
Michael, 38, wife Anne, 35, and a carful of relatives made the pilgrimage from Birr, Co Offaly, to get their first live glimpse of the legendary team.
At this stage, we incorporte the camber into the sail by the carful shaping of the seams and the edges.