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odd lot
as in:  odd lot of stock


At that time, we charged $20 for an "odd lot" trade.
  less than 100 shares of stock (or less than 10 shares of a very thinly traded stock)
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odd lot odd lots
Strongly Associated with:   round lot
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  • At that time, we charged $20 for an "odd lot" trade.
  • They were an odd lot, Enoch’s people.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • It’s on an odd lot, which makes it a little cheaper to begin with, plus the builder wants to sell quick.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • "They’re an odd lot," Mr. Pitt added, "but then you’re not a stayer anyway, are you? I think it’s time you gave them a try, don’t you?"
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

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  • Mr. Carey had so many books that he did not know them, and as he read little he forgot the odd lots he had bought at one time and another because they were cheap.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • …for this, my gentleman, when you get home!" burst in female accents from the human heap—those of the unhappy partner of the man whose clumsiness had caused the mishap; she happened also to be his recently married wife, in which assortment there was nothing unusual at Trantridge as long as any affection remained between wedded couples; and, indeed, it was not uncustomary in their later lives, to avoid making odd lots of the single people between whom there might be a warm understanding.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
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Associated words [difficulty]:   odd lot [9]
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