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Piles of things

pile

noun

a number of things put on top of each other

mound

noun

an amount of something in a pile

heap

noun

a large pile of something, especially an untidy pile

stack

noun

a pile of things standing or lying together

stack

noun

a pile of things placed one on top of another

mountain

noun

a large pile or amount of something

pyramid

noun

a pile of things arranged in the shape of a pyramid

bank

noun

a long pile of earth, snow, or sand

drift

noun

a large pile of snow or sand formed by the wind

wad

noun

a thick pile or ball of papers, money, or thin cloth

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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