Lift


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Lift

An increase in securities prices, as shown by some economic indicator.

Lift

1. An increase in price.

2. An increase in the measure of some economic indicator.

3. See: Uptick.
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Our turbines scream shrilly; the propellers cannot bite on the thin air; Tim shunts the lift out of five tanks at once and by sheer weight drives her bullet wise through the maelstrom till she cushions with jar on an up-gust, three thousand feet below.
An under-tanked Moghrabi boat had risen to the limit of her lift, and, finding no improvement, had dropped a couple of thousand.
But some skippers -will navigate without enough lift.
We held a good lift to clear the coastwise and Continental shipping; and we had need of it.
Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
In an instant like a bolt from the blue, like a thunderbolt from nowhere, that beautiful and defiant body had been dashed down the open well of the lift to death at the bottom.
I think, to tell the truth, she thought herself somewhat deeper in the mysteries than she was; and she has often said to me, as we went down in the lift together, that if one's will were strong enough, one could float down as harmlessly as a feather.
She told me specially she would write it this morning, and I actually saw her writing as I went up in the lift to my own room.
Kalon brought the lift to the girl's landing, and saw her, through the open door, writing in her slow, sightless way the will she had promised him.
The building was American in its sky-scraping altitude, and American also in the oiled elaboration of its machinery of telephones and lifts.
What chance have I against a man that lifts nine hundred pounds?
And that's jist the thruth of the rason why he wears his lift hand in a sling.