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Hammer

In candlestick charts, the representation of a trading day where a security trades significantly below its opening price for most of the day, but closes either above or close to the opening price. It is called a hammer because the candlestick representing the trading day looks somewhat like a hammer. It is not necessarily a bullish indicator, but a hammer may mean that the market is nearing a bottom.
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Between these two groups, and just clear of the main heap of hammers, lay a man in evening dress, spread-eagled and flat on his face.
It was one of the smallest and the lightest of the hammers, and would not have caught the eye among the rest; but on the iron edge of it were blood and yellow hair.
We have but to run under the hammer, one at a time, when it is lifted, and pass to the other side before it falls again."
"You might rush under the hammer yourself, but the chariot would surely be crushed."
Two people would have to hold the chair, and a third would help him up on it, and hold him there, and a fourth would hand him a nail, and a fifth would pass him up the hammer, and he would take hold of the nail, and drop it.
I take my hammer, and I tap.' (Here he strikes the pavement, and the attentive Deputy skirmishes at a rather wider range, as supposing that his head may be in requisition.) 'I tap, tap, tap.
Everything that it had been possible to destroy with a knife or a hammer was destroyed.
Now rageth my hammer ruthlessly against its prison.
Celina's husband was a fool, a coward, and a pig, and to prove it to her, Victor intended to hammer his head into a jelly the next time he encountered him.
Striking through the thought of his dear ones was sound which he could neither ignore nor understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic percussion like the stroke of a blacksmith's hammer upon the anvil; it had the same ringing quality.
Wragge has had a copious selection of assumed names hammered into her head in the course of her matrimonial career.
My father, Pip, he were given to drink, and when he were overtook with drink, he hammered away at my mother, most onmerciful.