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Lock

Used in the context of general equities. Make a market both ways (bid andoffer) either on the bid, offering, or an in-between price only. Locking on the offering occurs to attract a seller, since the trader is willing to pay (and ask) the offering side when others only ask it. Locking on the bid side attracts buyers for similar reasons. Typically, the sell side requires a plus tick to comply with short sale rules.
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Both teams will now lock horns in the two-match Test series, slated to begin from August 22 in Antigua.
L- G has the power to decide as to who will be appointed as the special prosecutor in a case." On the other hand, Kamana Vohra, additional standing counsel AAP- and L- G- appointed counsels lock horns
TENNIS THE final of the Moselle Open will be an all-French affair as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon prepare to lock horns in Metz later today.
The chance for Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho to lock horns was undoubtedly an enticing prospect and the game didn't disappoint.
Match of the Day Live: Euro 2012 Monday, BBC1, 7pm and STV, Tuesday, 7pm Group C concludes in Poland, as the Republic of Ireland face the might of Italy at the Municipal Stadium, Poznan, and defending champions Spain lock horns with Croatia at the Arena Gdansk.
Aberdeen v Hibernian Sat, BBC2, 12pm Celtic v Hearts Sun, Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm Two all-SPL clashes in the cup see Aberdeen and Hibs lock horns on Saturday, with the Edinburgh club hoping to end a 110-year wait since they last lifted the trophy.
At Under-14s level Billingham and Westoe lock horns at Houghton RFC on Sunday, April 29.
World number ones Australia are also ready to lock horns with third-placed South Africa from Wednesday at Centurion -- meaning there is plenty of room for movement at the top of the order.
Elsewhere, Gaby and Susan lock horns over their children - is MJ or Juanita the brightest?
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Coverage of the top-flight clash at the Galpharm Stadium, where two of the early pacesetters lock horns.
All the action from the Premier League clash at Villa Park, where two sides currently in the top four lock horns. The Blues were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture.