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Clean

In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). Natural. Antithesis of open.

Clean

1. Describing a block trade in which the buyer agrees to buy all of the seller's securities or inventory he/she is offering. It often happens that a buyer is only interested in, say, half or three quarters of the securities a seller is offering. This leaves the seller with extra securities he/she does not want, and exposes him/her to the risk that they will be sold either at a low price or not at all. A clean transaction spares the seller from this risk, as the buyer takes all the securities offered off of the seller's hands.

2. Describing a company or individual with little or no debt. See: Clean balance sheet.
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for the best success, pick large spring blooms (try tulips, daffodils, forsythia and narcissus), cut the ends cleanly with a sharp knife, and place them in a water-filled vase just big enough to hold them (change water and re-cut stems every two days).
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She has painted directly on such blankets in the past, capitalizing on the ideas of rootlessness and leaving home they imply, but these recent pieces were more cleanly designed and elegant than the earlier work.