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Drop

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Remove from OTC trading list; hence, no longer making a market in a security.

Drop

To remove a security from a list of securities for which a dealer serves as a counterparty in the over-the-counter market.
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As happy to return to that gentle comforter as it had been to leave her, the child nestled in her arms, and hushed its cries in a moment; and sinking its little weary head on her bosom, soon dropped asleep.
The light faded gently away, and Tom Smart fell back on his pillow, and dropped asleep.
It inquired after her, in the morning, when she woke -- at noon, when she took her refreshment -- in the evening, before she dropped asleep again.