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Clean

In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). Natural. Antithesis of open.

Clean

1. Describing a block trade in which the buyer agrees to buy all of the seller's securities or inventory he/she is offering. It often happens that a buyer is only interested in, say, half or three quarters of the securities a seller is offering. This leaves the seller with extra securities he/she does not want, and exposes him/her to the risk that they will be sold either at a low price or not at all. A clean transaction spares the seller from this risk, as the buyer takes all the securities offered off of the seller's hands.

2. Describing a company or individual with little or no debt. See: Clean balance sheet.
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Move the chicken onto a clean plate. Add the kale and beans to the pot and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 10mins.
The solution was said to be a KAMCO Scalebreaker C210 chemical cleaning and descaling pump, which can be used to clean plate heat exchangers and many other types of heating and cooling equipment.
When you have sealed all of them, put them on a clean plate but keep the pan on the stove and lay the slices of dry bread in the bottom of the pan so they go slightly crispy.
The researchers, who analyzed 1179 diners, said that we're a Clean Plate Planet and the part of why people finish most of what they are served is because they are aware enough to know how much they'll want in the first place.
In addition to the main features described above, air conditioners in the RR and TR Series also incorporate a "programmable timer" function enabling automatic ON and OFF at the same time each day, and a combination of features to maintain clean operation over long durations (clean plate heat-exchanger fins, antibacterial fan, "internal cleaning" operating mode, etc.).
I was one of those who'd have to have a clean plate before they could leave the table and would eat the same meals as my parents.
The book opens with a myth-busting chapter that looks at common misconceptions such as "kids don't need to watch what they eat" and "kids always lose weight when they go through puberty." Exploring these myths leads to discussions of the true culprits: societal influences advertising family eating patterns and expectations such as the infamous "clean plate club": "You can see that although clean your plate is a pattern that derives from love and from not wanting to deprive your child it doesn't teach a child how to recognize whether he is actually hungry because he is never expected to pay attention to what his body is telling him."
When away from home, always leave some food on your plate (cancel your membership to the "clean plate club").
The advice ranges from common faux pas to avoid (never give clocks or cut flowers as a gift--they symbolize approaching mortal death), to the titanic importance of allowing others to "save face" (never rebuke a Chinese person in public!), to how one should behave when invited to another's house (guests should always leave a little food on their plates--too much left suggests that the food was bad, and a clean plate suggests that the hosts have not fed the guest properly) and much more.
The service is very, very good, so every time you do go up to the buffet (only twice, honest!), the waiters will get you a clean plate. From the minute you walk through the door they are happy to help, efficient and know exactly how to work the room.
"Everyone wants a clean plate" said Huckabee, "but somebody's got to wash the dishes.