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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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He stared at me with his nether lip dropping, and looked so wilfully stupid of a sudden that it came into my head that he desired to avoid my questions.
Antonia stood up, lifting and dropping her shoulders as if they were stiff.
It is so hard to avoid speaking of the great things, and for a man in my position," he added, dropping his voice a little, "so difficult to say anything worth listening to about them, without at any rate the semblance of indiscretion."
"It's this as has brought me, good gentlemen," she said, dropping another curtsey; "a gold wedding ring in the Brixton Road.
Mr Venus could only repeat that it was his fixed intention to betake himself to the paths of science, and to walk in the same all the days of his life; not dropping down upon his fellow-creatures until they were deceased, and then only to articulate them to the best of his humble ability.
Lurching suddenly forward and dropping to his knees, he fired an angry shot at the persistent woods.
He did not put it up, however, and she thought that he was dropping off to sleep.
He guessed that the ape had either come or gone by way of the break, and while the Arabs hesitated without, he sprang, catlike, for the opening, grasped the top of the wall and clambered out upon the roof, dropping instantly to the ground at the rear of the hut.
He saw the earth dropping rapidly from beneath him.
Clara by their sudden assiduity in making calls, dropping in to dinner, and getting up evening frolics.
Monsieur Ratignolle was putting up a mixture himself, very carefully, dropping a red liquid into a tiny glass.
The bar-room was now full of the boarders who had been dropping in the night previous, and whom I had not as yet had a good look at.