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The remaining reserves after a project financing has been repaid. Sometimes refers to the residual value.
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1. In a bond auction, the difference between the lowest bid and the average bid in the auction.

2. In a quote, the cents rather than the whole dollar amount. For example, in the quote $32.59, tail is 59 cents. This term is most common in new issues of a security.

3. See: Residual Value.
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1. In a bid for a new security issue, the portion of the bid price that follows the decimal. For example, a bid of $92.125 has a tail of .125.
2. The difference between the average bid and the lowest bid at an auction for Treasury securities.
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In fact, its 1G weight is no longer 2000 lbs as some may believe--the greater tail down force increases the airplane's total weight force to 2040 pounds.
If he whines because of car or motion sickness, he will probably have his ears down, tail down if not tucked and his body generally lowered.
Bill, of Basingstoke, Hants, brought down the aircraft over tree tops and landed tail down to prevent the wings from combusting.
With the carp's tail down more than up, I had to fix some landmarks and ease forward cautiously as if I was stalking a wary mule deer instead of a fish.
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Is her tail up, head up and alert, or is she subdued, tail down, head down mad dragging, or is she fearful, tail down, looking around with sort of a freaked out expression?
Bringing the hook out short is just as bad, because it forces the tail down at an angle.