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Picture

Describes bid and asked prices a broker quotes for a given security. Used for listed equity securities. Bid and ask prices and quantity information from a specialist or from a dealer regarding a particular security (i.e., "IBM's 1/4 to 1/2, 5m by 10m").

Picture

In equities, the price at which a dealer or broker is willing to buy or sell a security. See also: Bid-ask spread.

picture

The bid and ask price at which a dealer is willing to buy or sell a security.
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Twelve years ago I could not have appreciated this picture.
A general glance at the picture could never suggest that there was a hair trunk in it; the Hair Trunk is not mentioned in the title even--which is, "Pope Alexander III.
If I could only lay hold of a copy of the picture I might ask leave to go and compare it with the original.
I told him a man wanted to sell me a copy of the celebrated Infanta Maria Teresa of Velasquez, that I'd been down to the supposed owner of the picture, only to find that he had just sold it to him.
I fear it will be considered an act of impertinence,' said 'to presume to look at a picture that the artist has turned to the wall; but may I ask -'
A calm benignant beauty shines over all this picture, and goes directly to the heart.
He did not accomplish it in a day, or in a week, or in a month, or in a year; but slowly, very slowly, he learned after he had grasped the possibilities which lay in those little bugs, so that by the time he was fifteen he knew the various combinations of letters which stood for every pictured figure in the little primer and in one or two of the picture books.
You hate The Sheik and so you will not tell him, for if you do I will tell him of the picture.
He was there now, and Ozma saw him plainly in the Magic Picture.
But, after all, it was the most singular part of the affair that so many of the pompous governors of Massachusetts had allowed the obliterated picture to remain in the state chamber of the Province House.
He had intended it for an inarticulate farewell to his picture, to Jeanne, to life.
On learning from the porter's wife, who came out to them, that Mihailov saw visitors at his studio, but that at that moment he was in his lodging only a couple of steps off, they sent her to him with their cards, asking permission to see his picture.