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Lock

Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways (bid andoffer) either on the bid, offering, or an in-between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the offering side when others only ask it. Locking on the bid side attracts buyers for similar reasons. Typically, the sell side requires a plus tick to comply with short sale rules.
References in classic literature ?
When the door was locked, he showed me where to hang my hat, and how he managed matters there.
There must have been some other means of entry, or some one had a key for one of the locked doors.
To be rolling at her feet, locked in a literally tooth-and-nail struggle with Ortega would have been odious.
He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
Never mind the rumpus upstairs--there's nobody outside to help them; and the gate's locked, if there was.
Griggs says that room has been locked for ten years.
And then, being very curious, she asked: "How did you come to be locked up in this place?
It didn't matter when he locked his door again the last thing at night.
I have locked them and, in my opinion, they would be better kept locked for the present.
it was locked, fast locked, on the inside, by the care of Mademoiselle, as I have told you, with key and bolt.
Fentolin said that he had some things in there which he wished to keep locked up," he explained.