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Car

A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodity underlying one commodity contract; e.g., "a car of bellies." Derived from the fact that quantities of the product specified in a contract once corresponded closely to the capacity of a railroad car.

Car

1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.

2. See: CARS.
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was the only answer, and Tom called Koku to put the car away in the garage.
The hood of the car was down, and the taste of the air, warmed by the sun, was grateful.
remarked a gimlet-eyed old gentleman on the other side of the car, looking at Clifford and his companion, as if curious to make them out.
He fastened the car door, climbed to his own seat outside, and we set off.
The duchess and the duke expressed the greatest satisfaction, the car began to move on, and as it passed the fair Dulcinea bowed to the duke and duchess and made a low curtsey to Sancho.
There was but little conversation in the car, and soon many of the passengers were overcome with sleep.
Please take my private car 'Constance 'from Santa Fe at Sixteenth Street next Tuesday p.
From this framework was suspended a wicker basket or car.
Tess soon perceived as she walked in the flock, sometimes with this one, sometimes with that, that the fresh night air was producing staggerings and serpentine courses among then men who had partaken too freely; some of the more careless women also were wandering in their gait--to wit, a dark virago, Car Darch, dubbed Queen of Spades, till lately a favourite of d'Urberville's; Nancy, her sister, nicknamed the Queen of Diamonds; and the young married woman who had already tumbled down.
But then the conductor locks you in when the train starts; there is no water to drink in the car; there is no heating apparatus for night travel; if a drunken rowdy should get in, you could not remove a matter of twenty seats from him or enter another car; but above all, if you are worn out and must sleep, you must sit up and do it in naps, with cramped legs and in a torturing misery that leaves you withered and lifeless the next day--for behold they have not that culmination of all charity and human kindness, a sleeping car, in all France.
The network that supported the car was made of very strong hempen cord, and the two valves were the object of the most minute and careful attention, as the rudder of a ship would be.
Its car touched a clump of trees, and the black figure that had been struggling in the ropes fell back, or jumped back, into the car.