from The 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.


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  • 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.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • More would be learned when the settling-day should come.

    The Duke's Children

  • 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 French Immortals Series — Complete

  • 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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • The first settlers on settling-day in Ireland were Hebrews to a man, and isn't it clear that "Liffey" was originally "Levy?"

    Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, July 2, 1892

  • "Quite a while yet to settling-day," he said to the players.

    A Man to His Mate

  • Would Trent be able to face settling-day without putting his vast holdings upon the market?

    A Millionaire of Yesterday

  • 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.

    An Inland Voyage

  • On settling-day came the awful proclamation -- Philip Sheldon had absconded, and would not meet his differences.

    Charlotte's Inheritance

  • 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.

    Under Two Flags


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