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odd lot
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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less than 100 shares of stock (or less than 10 shares of a very thinly traded stock)
  • ...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.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)

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