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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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The head waiter's fee is a shade less than the portier's; the Boots, who not only blacks your boots and brushes your clothes, but is usually the porter and handles your baggage, gets a somewhat smaller fee than the head waiter; the chambermaid's fee ranks below that of the Boots.
how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking- glass House
Let's pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through.
Oh, what fun it'll be, when they see me through the glass in here, and can't get at me
She'll get tired of Jerry, and go off and marry a soldier, and we'll live happy ever after.
Then perhaps he'd better get further away from them.
Not a bit," answered Tom; "you can't hurt if you only get good hand-hold.
Then they examined the prizes, gathered up their things, and went off to the brook, where Martin swallowed huge draughts of water to get rid of the taste; and they visited the sedge-bird's nest, and from thence struck across the country in high glee, beating the hedges and brakes as they went along; and Arthur at last, to his intense delight, was allowed to climb a small hedgerow oak for a magpie's nest with Tom, who kept all round him like a mother, and showed him where to hold and how to throw his weight; and though he was in a great fright, didn't show it, and was applauded by all for his lissomness.
How could a Presbyterian get along without a devil?
But, mind you, Cornelia, I believe it's going to get the worst of it in the long run.
He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get.
At first he meant to repaper the room, but afterwards he said that I was letting it get the better of me, and that nothing was worse for a nervous patient than to give way to such fancies.