Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A day set apart for the settling of accounts; specifically, in the stock-exchange, the fortnightly account-day for shares and stocks.
“I would that were the worst; but I owe for all this finery, and settling-day is coming on, and my master will find my accompt worse than it should be by a score of pieces.”
“More would be learned when the settling-day should come.”
“He felt some little remorse and a great sense of relief at the thought that the drama of settling-day had passed off without him.”
“The seller, having sold for delivery on a certain date, stocks or shares which probably he does not possess, in the hope that he may be able, before the day fixed for delivery, to buy them at a cheaper price and so earn a profit, finds on settling-day that the prices have not gone down according to his expectation, and therefore pays the purchaser an agreed amount of interest”
“The first settlers on settling-day in Ireland were Hebrews to a man, and isn't it clear that "Liffey" was originally "Levy?”
“Quite a while yet to settling-day," he said to the players.”
“Would Trent be able to face settling-day without putting his vast holdings upon the market?”
“There is nothing but tit-for-tat in this world, though sometimes it be a little difficult to trace: for the scores are older than we ourselves, and there has never yet been a settling-day since things were.”
“On settling-day came the awful proclamation -- Philip Sheldon had absconded, and would not meet his differences.”
“Sometimes he felt himself near the wind when settling-day came, or the Jews appeared utterly impracticable; but, as a rule, things had always trimmed somehow, and though his debts were considerable, and he was literally as penniless as a man can be to stay in the Guards at all, he had never in any shape realized the want of money.”
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