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Figure

Refers to details about price including the bid and offer. See: Handle
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He had sketched this new pose, when all at once he recalled the face of a shopkeeper of whom he had bought cigars, a vigorous face with a prominent chin, and he sketched this very face, this chin on to the figure of the man.
One of these worthies--a tall, lank figure, brandishing a rusty sword of immense longitude--purported to be no less a personage than General George Washington; and the other principal officers of the American army, such as Gates, Lee, Putnam, Schuyler, Ward and Heath, were represented by similar scarecrows.
SOCRATES: I mean as I might say about anything; that a round, for example, is 'a figure' and not simply 'figure,' and I should adopt this mode of speaking, because there are other figures.
The figure looked at the bold Baron of Grogzwig for some time, and then said familiarly,
The same thing would happen if you were to treat in the same way a Triangle, or Square, or any other figure cut out of pasteboard.
The airy figure of the child paused, hovering over the house at which I had left my traveling-carriage in the evening.
Then the old dame stood the figure up in a corner of her cottage and chuckled to behold its yellow semblance of a visage, with its nobby little nose thrust into the air.
It must have been her fancy then; and yet it was strange, that, without anything in her previous thoughts to lead to it, she should have imagined this figure so very distinctly.
As the road-mender plied his dusty labour, and the hail-clouds, rolling away, revealed bright bars and streaks of sky which were responded to by silver gleams upon the landscape, the little man (who wore a red cap now, in place of his blue one) seemed fascinated by the figure on the heap of stones.
This had received the brunt of our fire and seemed to be entirely unmanned, as not a moving figure was visible upon her decks.
Verily, knight of the rueful figure he must be to have disfigured mine.
His tall, slender figure had a slight stoop yet it looked the reverse of feeble.