American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that comes to the rescue; a savior.
- n. A person or company that rescues a targeted firm from a takeover attempt by buying the firm.
- n. business An individual or corporation that intends to acquire another company in order to avert a hostile takeover.
- n. fiction a hero, savior, or righteous individual
- n. a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
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List title totally stolen from she. Right, the stock entry for this list should be a two-word phrase where one of the words denotes a colour; even better if the expression has some metaphoric value...
how white is used
Words that, as I see it, have some fond connection to the Alice stories through their creation or particular use by Lewis Carroll. I mean to tie them all together with contexty comments!
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Words and short phrases with colour names in them
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