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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.

spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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Fine's a yacht forward, with yacht sterns to 'em, an' spike bowsprits, an' a haouse that u'd take our hold.
Instead, bare-back, he received the negro on his back, and was spiked and set bucking just the same; for the spike was now attached to Sam's palm by means of leather straps.
If you buy him, you'll be ringmaster, and you must never, never spike him.
If you lay off any time for a few days, rehearse him with the spike a couple of times just before you begin again, or else he might forget it and queer the turn by ambling around with the first outside rube that mounts him.
Just have Sam here, or any of your three, slide in and spike him from the palm.
And Barney was sold, and passed out of the Cedarwild Animal School to the slavery of the spike and to be provocative of much joy and laughter in the pleasure-theatre of the world.
Miserrimus Dexter lifted one of the truffles tenderly on his spike, and held it up to me in a favorable light.
They were the spike and ornaments of an ancient German helmet.
Epileptic spikes are high amplitude (>50 V) fast electrographic activity, sometimes followed by a slow wave, and last for only a couple of hundreds of milliseconds when recorded at the brain surface (e.
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FOXBORO - Brandon Spikes was noticeably absent from the middle of the Patriots defense during recent organized team activities, but the fourth-year linebacker was on the practice field with his teammates Tuesday for the first session of New England's mandatory three-day mini-camp.
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