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Deck

In futures and options, an informal term for open orders. Brokers have a deck they attempt to fill at the desired prices. A deck is the equivalent of a book on the equity market.
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So I had to make a few phone calls to clear the decks.
It's another thing to go in on the assumption that a quick burst of violent action will somehow clear the decks and that you can move on and other people will put back together - Iraq, for example," he told the Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.
CLEAR the decks and put some spin in your sea fishing
The king's move was a dramatic step in his campaign to clear the decks of his father's inner circle.
A full ruling would clear the decks for the sale of ABB's oil, gas and petrochemicals business, seen as worth around pounds 843 million.
NIGEL Clough could take over as boss at relegation-threatened Shrewsbury Town - if the club decide to clear the decks in the summer.
But he added: ``We are only interested in the abolition of the present assembly to clear the decks for a better form of devolution for Wales.
Taris, the Turkish state owned co-operative, cut sultanas prices on its 2000 crop carryover by 7% in an effort to clear the decks.
Though Joe Boxer executives couldn't be reached, it's known that the company had to reach termination agreement with licensees in some categories in order to clear the decks for the Kmart deal, which apparently extends beyond apparel to all merchandise categories.
SAN later as the volumes increase and data traffic needs to be eased to clear the decks for the applications.
To measure whether ample DNase I can clear the decks and prevent such an onslaught, the researchers created mice that lack the enzyme and compared them with healthy mice.