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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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Elcam Medical (Hackensack NJ), an OEM provider of stopcocks introduces 2 new 510(k) cleared products - TripleSafe (TSS) and Double Safe Swabbable (DSS) Antimicrobial Stopcocks.
But she did not know the stopcock had become live after a screw penetrated an electric cable during work at her home in Grafton Road, West Bromwich.
"The stopcock is often located under the kitchen sink."
Make sure you know where the internal stopcock is so it can be switched off in an emergency.
AS I sat under the kitchen sink at midnight with water spurting all over my face and every item of clothing soaked through, I told myself that a woman my age really ought to know where the stopcock is.
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 the cistern but if there isn't you will need to turn off your main stopcock. This is normally found in the kitchen or wherever the mains water enters your home.
Firstly, before even buying a property check that repairs and fixtures will be easy to access - check that the fuse box is in the property, the location of the stopcock and that manhole covers are accessible and not either underneath years of solid concrete or in the middle of next door's garden.
When he checked at the stopcock a live eel popped out.
A woman of 71 and a 72year-old man in Burtonwood, opened the door to a man on Tuesday, who claimed he needed to check their stopcock.
The few seconds that the stopcock is turned to drain is often not much longer than the zeroing of transducers that is routinely done with all invasive monitoring.