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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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I wouldn't have the Scotland Yarders know it for the world," he cried, dropping into his chair; "I have chaffed them so much that they would never have let me hear the end of it.
It MUST he more dropping down, I think,' said Mr Boffin to himself.
A moment later Smith-Oldwick had righted the machine and was dropping rapidly toward the earth.
cried Aunt Plenty, dropping a stitch in her surprise.
The agonized whale goes into his flurry; the tow-line is slackened, and the pitchpoler dropping astern, folds his hands, and mutely watches the monster die.
The head hung out of the cart-tail, the lifeless tongue was slowly dropping with blood; and the sunken eyes
His grandfather, who was his godfather, trembling and afraid of dropping him, carried the infant round the battered tin font and handed him over to the godmother, Princess Mary.
Thwackum fell violently on poor Tom, who stood dropping and shivering before him, when Mr Allworthy desired him to have patience; and turning to Master Blifil, said, "Pray, child, what is the reason of all this disturbance?
Healthy birds will appear bright and alert with smooth feathers their droppings will be fairly solid in consistency, either green or brown in colour with a white part on top that consist of urates.
A CONVENIENCE store has been shut down after mouse droppings were discovered on food items - and a live mouse was spotted scuttling around on the floor.
Mouse droppings were found underneath the chip fryers and near the doner kebab spit.
However, in the Western Kazakhstan new poultry farms have been built, therefore a problem occurred of recycling and rational use of bird droppings, the share of which in organic fertilizers increased significantly.