Hiccup

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Hiccup

1. A brief decline in a price during a general uptrend.

2. A brief rise in a price during a general downtrend.

In both cases, any number of factors may cause a hiccup, but the trend soon resumes.
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Suddenly, he stopped pulling and straightened up - his penis hiccoughed, and then it spat.
Stumblingly, he staggered out, knuckling away a flurry in his eyes, when all at once he noticed-- how in the mist the soft fern fans whispered and swayed, how insects dartled, starred in what light the shifting leaves allowed, while rain birds with maws bright like crab claws hiccoughed, hidden in the canopy's jade heights.
The likes of Reginald Bosanquet, a legendary boozer who often hiccoughed on screen, became cult figures.