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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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Questions were raised on the court premises as to who would represent the state in this case as the Lieutenant Governor's appointed counsel and the Delhi government's counsel locked horns over representing the state in the matter.
He swerved to avoid the buffalo, which had run into the road after escaping from a specialist meat farm, but one of them charged directly towards Mr Maccoll and locked horns with his Ford Fiesta.
AS a community activist over the years I have locked horns with many dignitaries in our city including MPs and councillors including Liberal councillor Steve Radford, but in my opinion there is no harder working councillor in the city and I know some councilors personally from the north to the south.
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