a near-defunct company, esp one with a stock-exchange listing, used as a vehicle for a thriving company
a company that has ceased to trade but retains its registration and is sold for a small sum to enable its new owners to avoid the cost and trouble of registering a new company
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Why Are Avocados Also Called Alligator Pears?As you munch on guacamole and chips, chew on the etymology of the humble avocado. Its many names are as wacky as the fruit is yummy.
- shelikof strait,
- shell back,
- shell bean,
- shell game,
- shell gland,
- shell jacket,
- shell out,
- shell pink
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