Stick


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Stick

A slang term for a point on a security market. For example, if a share price drops five points over the trading day, it may be said to decline five stick.
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"You like 'm five stick?" Daughtry insisted of the dark interior.
He now took the stick from my hands and examined it for a few minutes with his naked eyes.
The debtor took his stick again, and bowing his head left the court.
I looked for a stick with which to jab back, but found only the end of a branch, an inch through and a foot long.
It was all that was left of Spanker-- the stick with which he had been tied.
My directions in the memorandum instructed me to feel along the line traced by the stick, beginning with the end which was nearest to the beacon.
"I think that's a stick," said Cornelius calmly, "but I don't suppose you will threaten me with that."
He tries them one after another, and very nearly gets at Willum's head by coming in near, and playing over his guard at the half-stick; but somehow Willum blunders through, catching the stick on his shoulders, neck, sides, every now and then, anywhere but on his head, and his returns are heavy and straight, and he is the youngest gamester and a favourite in the parish, and his gallant stand brings down shouts and cheers, and the knowing ones think he'll win if he keeps steady; and Tom, on the groom's shoulder, holds his hands together, and can hardly breathe for excitement.
The children stopped their crying, Lamai retied Jerry with the stick, Lenerengo harangued herself breathless, and Lumai departed with hurt feelings for the canoe house where stags could sleep in peace and Marys pestered not.
She snatched up her stick from the floor, and burst out with a hoarse shout of joy.
As he ran he put his hand into his pocket and took out the branched stick from which the sling for shooting squirrels was suspended.
The stick with which the deed had been done, although it was of some rare and very tough and heavy wood, had broken in the middle under the stress of this insensate cruelty; and one splintered half had rolled in the neighbouring gutter--the other, without doubt, had been carried away by the murderer.

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