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splits

(in gymnastics, etc.) the act of sinking to the floor to achieve a sitting position in which both legs are straight, pointing in opposite directions, and at right angles to the body
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And as the split ends were all broken off, Levin clutched the thick ends in his finger, broke the stick in two, and carefully caught the end as it fell.
"Win or lose, eighty is my split. What d' ye say, Mexican?"
It took all his strength to split those clinging bodies, and no sooner had he split them than Joe fell unharmed into another embrace and the work had to be done all over again.
(aided by the mechanical appliances which he had brought from London) to split the morsels of the torn paper, within a given space of time which might permit them to begin the reconstruction of the letter that night.
It was sailing by dead reckoning to them, and they saw not clearly how to make their port so; therefore I suppose they still take life bravely, after their fashion, face to face, giving it tooth and nail, not having skill to split its massive columns with any fine entering wedge, and rout it in detail; -- thinking to deal with it roughly, as one should handle a thistle.
I split the melons with an old corn-knife, and we lifted out the hearts and ate them with the juice trickling through our fingers.
'Tis split, too --that I feel; the jagged edge galls me so, my brain seems to beat against the solid metal; aye, steel skull, mine; the sort that needs no helmet in the most brain-battering fight!
thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!
Previous research documents that volatility decreases after reverse stock splits. Han (1995) examines why firms would employ reverse splits when they adversely affect shareholders.
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The split will be the third for BOZ stock since its initial public offering 14 years ago and the first stock split, not including ominous reverse splits, by an Arkansas company since Murphy Oil Corp.'s two-for-one split in June 2005.
When-issued trading associated with stock splits appears to be a response by investors to the stock split announcement.