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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.
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Yilmaz also said that this time the whole country would not be locked down as in 2000 full census.
Cascade Middle School in west Eugene was locked down Monday afternoon after a staff member located a suspicious device in a field on the grounds, police said.
12 locked down parts of Baghdad and were searching neighbourhoods in a wide-ranging operation across the capital.
The campus police, with the assistance of LAPD officers who arrived soon after, immediately locked down the campus, Javaheri said.
If it's not locked down properly, vibration makes the cleaning block pop up.
The camera is usually locked down, capturing long takes of seemingly inane events--from the boys mindlessly manipulating their Xbox controls to a dripping faucet.
Mark Leech, editor of the Prisons Handbook, said he had spoken to staff at Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire, which was locked down for a day following a small 'firework-like' explosion.
During the Colonie Central High stink-bomb scare (see above), students were locked down for two hours while police examined John Pompeii's crudely constructed device.