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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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If a pipe bursts * Turn off the stopcock and boiler.
First, by "turning all stopcocks off to the patient to allow the collection vial to fill passively" you have eliminated the route for the CSF to drain out of the ventricular system.
Finding the stopcock has been worrying me for ages - and it's not the only thing.
Find your stopcock Make sure you know where your water stopcock is located.
Make sure you know where the stopcock is so you can turn off water quickly in an emergency.
If you're lucky there will be an isolator valve on the water pipe to an individual appliance but if there isn't you will need to turn off your main stopcock.
Since turning the mains stopcock back on, my downstairs water pipes keep knocking.
A Midlands-based engineering company has developed a product that is set to overcome the problems associated with the traditional stopcock and revolutionise the plumbing industry.
Sainsbury's Bank Home Insurance offers the following tips for preparing for a cold winter Freezing conditions (prevention of frozen pipes): p Find your main stopcock and make sure you can turn it off and on.
The ABI advises all homeowners and occupiers to 'find your main stopcock and make sure you can turn it on and off.
It is thought he had been reaching for a stopcock in the refridgeration unit at the time and he fell between the gap.