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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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While pressure flaked points with serrate, denticulate and dentate margins certainly do appear to have existed in archaeological contexts in the Kimberley since before AD1885, the preference for particular point shapes by collectors in the post-contact period appears to have had a direct influence on the prevalence of large, invasively pressure flaked points with serrate and denticulate margins in post AD1885 archaeological sites associated with Aboriginal pastoral workers' encampments.
They are thick in texture, with dentate margins and 7-8 pairs of lateral veins.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 1" to 1 1/2" long and half as wide, ovate shape with dentate margins. OPPOSITE arrangement.