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tap

  1. a FINANCIAL SECURITY such as a government STOCK which can always be obtained on demand because there is continuous supply
  2. the issue of TREASURY BILLS and government BONDS which are sold directly to government departments as opposed to being sold on the open market.
References in classic literature ?
And the Madman seized nervously on his pestle and mortar, to show the Doctor the harmlessness of his pursuits, and went on pounding--click, click, click.
I was looking for her when the click of your typewriter reminded me of other things."
Lalaperu brought out the glasses and cigarettes and the eternal whisky and soda, and before the five minutes were past the gate clicked and Christian Young, tawny and golden, gentle of voice and look and hand, came up the bungalow steps and joined them.
Click, clock, click, clock; with each beat of the strangely shaped wings it jumped Bert upward and caught him neatly again half a second later on the saddle.
Disko's jaw fell, - Long Jack always vowed that he heard the click of it, - and he stared alternately at the man and the woman.
Tarzan heard the catch click as it was released from the inside.
Presently another click came, and another little door tumbled open with "Miss Skiffins" on it; then Miss Skiffins shut up and John tumbled open; then Miss Skiffins and John both tumbled open together, and finally shut up together.
It was on one of the couch-burning plots that she laboured with her fork, its four shining prongs resounding against the stones and dry clods in little clicks. Sometimes she was completely involved in the smoke of her fire; then it would leave her figure free, irradiated by the brassy glare from the heap.
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
At five minutes past twelve, Granet shut his watch with a click.
My senses reeled; I felt myself falling, and in clutching at the edge of the door for support pushed it shut with a sharp click!
Only at intervals he listened in the stillness to the click of Agafea Mihalovna's needles, and recollecting what he did not want to remember, he frowned again.