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Notch

Slang; in bond trading, a small increase or decrease in a bond rating. For example, if a rating goes from AAA to AA+, it is said to decline by a notch.
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Pygophore, ventral wall produced posteriorly, ventral rim with a distinct medial emargination (Rider, 1994): 0) absent; 1) present.
An irregular transverse, opalescent-white band crosses the carapace anterior to the ocularium, two thin fingers of which project anteriorly to either side of the anterior emargination separated by a dark brown median line and bordered laterally by two dark brown islands.
2A); posterior margin of genital opening deeply emarginated, emargination round, surrounding parameres (Fig.
Sternum: Sternum type 2 (Soleglad & Fet 2003), much wider than long; apex width equal to posterior width; posterior emargination quite well developed, with convex lateral lobes conspicuously separated.
Pronotum with median and lateral gibbosities strongly elevated; laterobasal margin concave; basal emargination deep (fig.
Hind femur relatively slender, width to length about 3:9; clypeal margin medially with distinct, strongly reflexed horn (often expanded apically) or with margin with sharp V-shaped emargination .