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Car

A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodity underlying one commodity contract; e.g., "a car of bellies." Derived from the fact that quantities of the product specified in a contract once corresponded closely to the capacity of a railroad car.

Car

1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.

2. See: CARS.
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When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
"But you'll go away soon, and go to school, Maggie," said Philip, "and then you'll forget all about me, and not care for me any more.
'Don't mind me,' returned James; 'but take care when his wife is by, you know.'
'Madam, I do not question you do your part honestly, but what those people do afterwards is the main question'; and she stopped my mouth again with saying that she took the utmost care about it.
Bingley, and takes a prodigious deal of care of him."
"O yes; they'll take one always, because few care to come.
Philip did not care that if she yielded to his desires it would only be the unwilling price she paid for the gratification of her wish.
I believe I care for you more genuinely than nine men out of ten care for the women they're in love with.
The dusk gradually deepened and the shades of evening closed in, but Mimi did not seem to notice or to care. She sat on the floor with her arms round the body of the girl whom she loved.
"Do you care whether my wound is troubling me or not?" he asked.
We knew them both; it was the fairy of Care, and the emissary of Fortune.
And then I thought he adored me, and would let me have my own way: he did pretend to do so at first, but now he does not care a bit about me.