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Lot

A Russian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 12.8 grams. It was rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.

lot

The number of bonds or shares of stock in a single trade. See also odd lot, round lot.
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It seems almost an aggravation to her to remember how purely and piously, how much above the ordinary lot, she has been brought up.
Skeggs is busy and bright, for a lot of goods is to be fitted out for auction.
This man proceeded to a very free personal examination of the lot. He seized Tom by the jaw, and pulled open his mouth to inspect his teeth; made him strip up his sleeve, to show his muscle; turned him round, made him jump and spring, to show his paces.
She is pushed along into the same lot with Tom and two other men, and goes off, weeping as she goes.
He ain't ever told me you was here; told me to come, and he'd show me a lot of water- moccasins.
I ain't ever going to get shut of them -- lots of times I dream about them.
"There's lots o' dead wood as ought to be cut out," he said.
"There doesn't seem to be no need for no one to be contrary when there's flowers an' such like, an' such lots o' friendly wild things runnin' about makin' homes for themselves, or buildin' nests an' singin' an' whistlin', does there?"
They set up for a lot of gamblers, and there ain't one in a thousand of them that's got the nerve to be a gambler.
At the same time that his agents were purchasing corner lots and entire blocks in the heart of the business section and the waste lands for factory sites, Day was rushing franchises through the city council, capturing the two exhausted water companies and the eight or nine independent street railways, and getting his grip on the Oakland Creek and the bay tide-lands for his dock system.
"Don't be trying to deprecate the value of the lot, Mr.
Some one bid five shillings, at which the military gentleman looked towards the quarter from which this splendid offer had come, and there saw another officer with a young lady on his arm, who both appeared to be highly amused with the scene, and to whom, finally, this lot was knocked down for half a guinea.