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Figure

Refers to details about price including the bid and offer. See: Handle
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The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out.
Later, he had engaged in politics, and served a part of two terms in Congress, besides making a considerable figure in both branches of the State legislature.
It would not reflect, or only with miserable dimness, the figures with which I did my best to people it.
Savory morsels of ham, golden blocks of corn-cake, fragments of pie of every conceivable mathematical figure, chicken wings, gizzards, and drumsticks, all appeared in picturesque confusion; and Sam, as monarch of all he surveyed, sat with his palm-leaf cocked rejoicingly to one side, and patronizing Andy at his right hand.
The wallpaper was a fiery red, with huge gold figures in it, well smirched by time, and it covered all the doors.
East, West, North, and South, through the woods, four heavy-treading, unkempt figures crushed the high grass and cracked the branches, striding on cautiously to come together in the courtyard.
Thus musing, I had walked my way out of the throng, and only a figure here and there in the shadows of doorways waited and waited in the cold.
The servants cut our bread into cones, cylinders, parallelograms, and several other mathematical figures.
We stood like that for some minutes, without moving, with our eyes fixed on the same point; but the figure had disappeared.
Now am I fully convinced," said Don Quixote, "of what I had many a time before believed; that the enchanters who persecute me do nothing more than put figures like these before my eyes, and then change and turn them into what they please.
Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows -- only hard and with luminous edges -- and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen.
I could see figures crowding the forward decks and upper works of the air craft.