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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.

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Tipping forward from the thrust of her stiletto heels, she stopped in front of Margo, squinted and cocked her head.
I've met him over the breakfast table several times but he's nice to me and doesn't seem fazed at Margo having overnight guests.
Margo and Matthew also have an ice cream bike, which they take to outdoor events including weddings.
Ugali's limited storytelling flair and compromised technical polish, the movie is still viewable because it plays well to Andi's thespic stamina and strong screen presence, which sustain viewers' interest in Margo's excessively dramatic upheavals.
Meanwhile, Margo declined to explicitly endorse any candidates running for office - though he said U.S.
Margo, 45, from Gourock, said: "The worst part is knowing no one was punished for what happened to my son.
Now, Margo wondered, as she scrolled, if she would see the passing rails beneath the train through the drain.
Margo's paradoxical nature is integral to The End of Miracles.
Snoopy & A Peanuts Movie Quentin knows that Margo leaves secret markers when she goes walkabout, so he follows a treasure hunt of cryptic clues to track her
Presenter Malachi Cush said: "Margo is an icon in the Irish country music scene.
New York, NY, August 08, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Shareholder, Vedder Price Cummings LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Social Media in Retail Marketing: The Dos and Don'ts in 2015 LIVE Webcast." This event is scheduled for September 21, 2015 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (ET).