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In foreign exchange, a slang term for the premium or discount of a forward exchange rate relative to the current spot rate.
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For half an hour he smoked cigars with nervous haste, and then he fell to watching the face of the illuminated clock above the trees.
I have observed you looking persistently at that clock.
And the revel went whirlingly on, until at length there commenced the sounding of midnight upon the clock.
Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask, which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
Such an occurrence, of course, attracted universal attention, and every little old gentleman who sat in a leather-bottomed arm-chair turned one of his eyes with a stare of dismay upon the phenomenon, still keeping the other upon the clock in the steeple.
But this clock's so much before the clock at the Chase, there's no telling what time it'll be when I get here.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
Sabin glanced at the clock for the third time, and rose to his feet.
Look, rather, monsieur," said D'Artagnan, "the clock shows it.
The big curved wings on either side flapped disconcertingly, flapped again' click, clock, click, clock, clitter-clock!
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock, precisely like that in Mr.
And others are there who are like eight-day clocks when wound up; they tick, and want people to call ticking--virtue.