Drop


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Drop

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Remove from OTC trading list; hence, no longer making a market in a security.

Drop

To remove a security from a list of securities for which a dealer serves as a counterparty in the over-the-counter market.
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I caught a drop of oil that fell from your knee-joint," confessed Ojo.
For one of the things the Crooked Magician sent me to get was a drop of oil from a live man's body.
And then he drops down with his whole weight upon ME
A drop in time'--I can't help repeating it, it's so nicely expressed.
Just then I thought I heard footsteps in front of the house, but, listening more attentively, found that it had begun to rain, and that I had been deceived by the pattering of the first heavy drops against the windows.
But when Old Orlick come for to hear that your uncle Provis had mostlike wore the leg-iron wot Old Orlick had picked up, filed asunder, on these meshes ever so many year ago, and wot he kep by him till he dropped your sister with it, like a bullock, as he means to drop you - hey?
The last few drops of liquor he poured into the palm of his hand, and licked up.
He THINKS he's a Sheol of a farmer; thinks he's old Grayback from Wayback; but between you and me privately he don't know as much about farming as he does about running a kingdom -- still, whatever he talks about, you want to drop your underjaw and listen, the same as if you had never heard such incredible wisdom in all your life before, and were afraid you might die before you got enough of it.
Silence," said the abbe; "you will force the last drop of blood from your veins.
Monte Cristo approached, and dropped on his purple lips three or four drops of the contents of the phial.
Joe, himself in tears, gave the poor wretch the bottle, and Kennedy drained the last drop with savage haste.
The shining drops of dew the Elves bring each day And place in my bosom, so soon pass away; But a star would glitter brightly through the long summer hours, And I should be fairer than all my sister flowers.