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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.


(Outside limit), noun bank, border, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, curb, edge, frame, fringe, hem, ledge, limit, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, portal, rim, shore, skirt, threshold, verge


(Spare amount), noun amount reserved, elbowroom, extra amount for contingencies, extra amount for emergencies, headway, latitude, leeway, reserve, reserved amount, room, room to spare, space
Associated concepts: margin of profit
See also: balance, border, boundary, edge, extremity, latitude, mete, outline, penumbra, periphery, plethora, scope, space, surplus
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Leaves are one of the main culprits when it comes to blocked gutters, but you can find all kinds of things in them, including plants happily growing away.
Here are some tips that can prevent gutter clogs, even if you don't have gutter guards:
Gutter Helmet Systems is headquartered in Millersville, Maryland and services markets in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington DC, offering home improvement products from gutters to gutter protection systems to roof replacement.
Step by step Cleaning gutters is a messy job so preparation is paramount.
Slowly start to re-position the gutter and clip it back into the bracket.
Galvanized steel, copper and aluminum are preferred gutter materials," reports Austin Energy, the Texas capitol's community-owned electric utility.
Sloping roofs have an eaves gutter, which may be made of iron on period properties, making it expensive to replace like for like (necessary on listed buildings, for example) and heavy to man oeuvre if you're doing it yourself.
4Once the gutter has been cleaned, insert the nozzle of the sealant into the gap left by the old jointing material and pump bitumen into the joint forming a neat bead.
Sutherland Lyall may be in the gutter but he's always looking at the cyber stars.
Esure estimates that one in every 75 properties suffers a gutter problem requiring external help each year - with over 65 per cent occurring during the winter months.
If the gutter overflows it's clear that it's blocked, it's sagging because of damaged supporting brackets, or the downpipe is blocked.
Also called Split Gutter by deaf and dumb fellas, this one is quite a unique edge.