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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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M'Kay, but spread his wares upon the deck, making a tempting display of blankets, cloths, knives, beads, and fish-hooks, expecting a prompt and profitable sale.
Hove to under this short canvas, our decks were comparatively free of water, while the Ghost bobbed and ducked amongst the combers like a cork.
As Alleyne stooped to raise him, the air seemed to be alive with the sharp zip-zip of the bolts, and he could hear them pattering on the deck like apples at a tree-shaking.
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.
In a moment I was up on deck to see an enemy submarine about two hundred yards off our port bow.
With a jerk of abruptness, he deposited Jerry in Van Horn's arms and turned away along the deck.
It was upon this sight then that Gahan of Gathol looked, over the edge of the careening deck of the Vanator, as he sought to learn the fate of his warrior.
Thurid was the first to reach it, and with the agility of a monkey clambered swiftly to the boat's deck, where a touch of the button controlling the buoyancy tanks sent the craft slowly upward, though not with the speed that marks the well-conditioned flier.
With a final effort he threw himself further back upon the deck, at the same instant releasing his hold upon the rail to tear frantically with both hands at my fingers in an effort to drag them from his throat.
Struck in flank by two full-grown fox- terriers, he was slashed and rolled on the deck.
There were the two watchmen, sure enough: red-cap on his back, as stiff as a handspike, with his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix and his teeth showing through his open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bulwarks, his chin on his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tallow candle.