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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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Abdollahian said that the Islamic Republic of Iran sees effective dialogue and government's carful attention to people demands as the best solution to the crisis in Bahrain.
" we will be carful at the start of the talks with the Israeli enemy to keep away from dispute points such as deporting released prisoners and our demand of releasing all women prisoners, Jerusalem and 48 prisoners as well, or excluding what Israeli calls VIP prisoners from the deal." The sources told PNN.Hamas is engaging in a prisoners swap deal with Israeli for the past three years.
The one downside of colour blocking is that you can look as if you are off to a 1980s acid house party, so be carful to choose a more luxurious fabric such as silk.
British Foreign Ministry warned its nationals to be carful and stay away
A carful of passengers, all of whom had motive and opportunity, maneuvered around so skillfully that even Christie's brilliant Belgian couldn't figure out whodunit.
I guess Joey knew that we were a carful of artists who knew
And it was his idea to fib about their marital status as they attempted to cross back into the United States - with a carful of wedding gifts - in time for his fall 2007 UO classes.
The prediction made by James Earl Jones in "Field of Dreams" came true as visitors started rolling in by the carful to see the remarkable ball diamond in the middle of an ordinary Iowa cornfield.
A stage direction embedded in his speech suggests the use of an axe or other object by which he has been struck; he is "smetyn in pe fas / With carful strokys and rownde" (255-56).
"They are carful not to mention anyone's name and take the blame themselves, whereas normally you stop someone and they come up with every excuse under the sun before admitting it.