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Drop

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Remove from OTC trading list; hence, no longer making a market in a security.

Drop

To remove a security from a list of securities for which a dealer serves as a counterparty in the over-the-counter market.
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She was carried out of the hall, the thick veil which concealed her face dropped off, and Madame Danglars was recognized.
Of those who had come to The Boot, many dropped off within an hour; such of them as were really honest and sincere, never, after the morning's experience, to return, or to hold any communication with their late companions.
She plucked and tore at her arms for a little time; but I held her hands, and she soon dropped off.
But somehow I dropped off at last, and knew nothing more till break of day; when, looking over the bedside, there squatted Queequeg, as if he had been screwed down to the floor.