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Deck

In futures and options, an informal term for open orders. Brokers have a deck they attempt to fill at the desired prices. A deck is the equivalent of a book on the equity market.
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On the lower deck sat our friend Tom, with his arms folded, and anxiously, from time to time, turning his eyes towards a group on the other side of the boat.
Scarcely had he alighted than the guy ropes were simultaneous released, and the great warship, lightened by the removal of the loot, soared majestically into the air, her decks and upper works a mass of roaring flames.
Abandoning all further attempts, therefore, to bargain with his shuffling customers, he thrust his hands into his pockets, and paced up and down the deck in sullen silence.
The two men were ascending from the cabin to the deck.
Over the ship's side hung a monkey-ladder, but as the Russian grasped it to ascend to the deck he heard a warning challenge from above, and, looking up, gazed into the cold, relentless muzzle of a rifle.
Ten picked shots under Aylward stood in line across the broad deck, and it was a lesson to the young squires who had seen nothing of war to note how orderly and how cool were these old soldiers, how quick the command, and how prompt the carrying out, ten moving like one.
And at that I brushed by the sailors and the boy (who neither spoke nor moved), and ran up the ladder on deck.
I had had visions of a ship drifting in calms and swinging in light airs, with all her crew dying slowly about her decks.
I proposed to keep on deck myself till one o'clock or thereabouts.
Before he could fire again I had pulled him so far over the edge of the deck that he was forced to drop his firearm and clutch the rail with both hands.
Phaidor entered the small cabin upon the vessel's deck.
By 7 o'clock in the evening, dinner was about over; an hour's promenade on the upper deck followed; then the gong sounded and a large majority of the party repaired to the after cabin (upper), a handsome saloon fifty or sixty feet long, for prayers.