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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.
References in classic literature ?
"The Doctor and all the animals have been caught by the King's men and locked up again," whispered Polynesia.
It was locked. He heard a muffled click behind him and turned about with ready sword.
They were all locked. A glance about the chamber revealed a wooden table and a bench.
He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
Got home late and tired; locked his door, took out the key, and went to bed.
But Legree locked his door and set a chair against it; he set a night-lamp at the head of his bed; and put his pistols there.
It was shut and locked, and the man fell down in a swoon.
(in my bedroom and in his) for laying my own hands on him--after he had locked himself up for the night.
He had been known for years past as an inveterate drunkard, he had been seen overnight going home in liquor; he had been found locked up in his room, with the key inside the door, and the latch of the window bolted also.
Never mind the rumpus upstairs--there's nobody outside to help them; and the gate's locked, if there was."
Father went in the gig, and I let them out and locked the gates after them.
Commissioner Beatrice Williams on Thursday, ordered nursing mothers, pregnant women and handicap outside and locked their houses, crying out poor sanitation issues.