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Melting

Slang; a situation in which a trader suffers such large losses (usually in a short period of time) that he/she can no longer continue to trade on the market.
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Seeing that she had really melted away to nothing, Dorothy drew another bucket of water and threw it over the mess.
So quick was the occurrence of action, that the first shot from Tambi's musket missed the Mary ere Borckman had quite melted to the deck.
And imagine me, who had melted a silver spoon in my mouth--a sizable silver spoon steward--imagine me, my old sore bones, my old belly reminiscent of youth's delights, my old palate ticklish yet and not all withered of the deviltries of taste learned in younger days--as I say, steward, imagine me, who had ever been free-handed, lavish, saving that dollar and a half intact like a miser, never spending a penny of it on tobacco, never mitigating by purchase of any little delicacy the sad condition of my stomach that protested against the harshness and indigestibility of our poor fare.
A sum that in the days ere the silver spoon had melted, I staked in careless moods of an instant on a turn of the cards.
Just then father lifted the rainbow again, without noticing me at all, and though I tried to seize the end of it and hold fast, it melted away entirely and I was left alone and helpless on the cold, hard earth
Her voice was seduction itself, and her eyes would have melted stronger than he, though they failed in calling his up to them.
As the weather grew warmer it was not sensibly worn away by the water, nor broken up and floated off as in rivers, but, though it was completely melted for half a rod in width about the shore, the middle was merely honeycombed and saturated with water, so that you could put your foot through it when six inches thick; but by the next day evening, perhaps, after a warm rain followed by fog, it would have wholly disappeared, all gone off with the fog, spirited away.
The ice was melted for three or four rods from the shore, and there was a smooth and warm sheet of water, with a muddy bottom, such as the ducks love, within, and he thought it likely that some would be along pretty soon.
Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)--A steel-making furnace in which ferrous scrap can make up to 100 percent of the material melted.
By suspending instruments on a 50-meter-long cable across each test plot, the researchers could measure the albedo of the terrain during winter and spring without disturbing the plots' vegetation or the surface of the snow as it melted.
Once a melt is poured from a furnace, an entirely different alloy can be melted, allowing for a rapid changeover.
Although this type of numerical analysis is employed in various plastics extrusion models, it can only simulate what takes place in an extruder after the polymer is completely melted.