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In foreign exchange, a slang term for the premium or discount of a forward exchange rate relative to the current spot rate.
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'That lady had begun when I came, but she knocked too soft, so I relieved her.' As he said this, he pointed towards Mrs Quilp, who stood trembling at a little distance.
Two distinct knocks, sir, will produce the slavey at any time.
Any time things aren't going right just knock on the ceiling.'
So the only thing for you to do is to knock on the ceiling.
He saw the boat boys knocked about, and one of them put in irons for three days with nothing to eat for the crime of breaking a rowlock while pulling.
He permitted nobody to pass behind his back, as Mauki learned after having been knocked down several times.
The knock was answered by Sadie, with a taper in her hand, and the vizir, who was surprised at her beauty, bowed low before her, and said respectfully, "Madam, we are three merchants who have lately arrived from Moussoul, and, owing to a misadventure which befel us this very night, only reached our inn to find that the doors were closed to us till to-morrow morning.
hech!--haven't I caught 'em, after goodness knows hoo many preleeminary knocks at the door, dining on their husbands' knees, and steemulating a man's appetite by feeding him at the fork's end like a child?
'Why don't you go down and knock 'em every one downstairs?
So now the wretch went for the third time to the house-door, knocked at it and said: 'Open the door for me, children, your dear little mother has come home, and has brought every one of you something back from the forest with her.' The little kids cried: 'First show us your paws that we may know if you are our dear little mother.' Then he put his paws in through the window and when the kids saw that they were white, they believed that all he said was true, and opened the door.
He knocked again, harder than before, for behind him he heard the steps and the labored breathing of his persecutors.
Old Mr Chester has been here ever since we sent for him, and had not been gone many minutes when you knocked.'