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daisy chain

1. noun Literally, a series of interwoven daisies, such as may be used for a garland. The children all wove little daisy chains to wear to the Midsummer pageant.
2. noun Any series of interconnected events, experiences, happenings, or things. Our lives, which seem so enclosed unto themselves, are really complex daisy chains of the interactions we have with people from the day we are born until the day we die.
3. noun In commerce, a series of securities transactions between companies intended to give the appearance of heavy active trading, thus attracting investors at an inflated price. The three CEOs were found guilty of colluding to form a daisy chain, but not before they had swindled investors out of millions.
4. noun slang A group of three or more people engaged in simultaneous oral sexual activity.
5. verb Of computers or their components, to connect or link together in a series so as to form a shared network. (Sometimes hyphenated.) Our wireless Internet had a terrible connection on the second floor, so we daisy chained a second router to the main one downstairs. When the Internet went down, I had to daisy chain several laptops to my PC to access its files for the meeting.
See also: chain, daisy

daisy chain

1. A series of connected events, activities, or experiences. For example, The daisy chain of lectures on art history encompassed the last 200 years. This metaphorical term alludes to a string of the flowers linked together. [Mid-1800s]
2. A line or circle of three or more persons engaged in simultaneous sexual activity. For example, A high-class call girl, she drew the line at daisy chains. [ Vulgar slang; 1920s]
3. A series of securities transactions intended to give the impression of active trading so as to drive up the price. For example, The SEC is on the alert for unscrupulous brokers who are engaging in daisy chains. [1980s]
See also: chain, daisy
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Judith Haysmore, Daisy Chain chief executive commented: "We were delighted that staff from PD Ports volunteered for the day at our site in Norton.
Lola decided she wanted to build a daisy chain for the occasion after visiting the open-air show last year.
Matt Simpson, chief executive of Daisy Chain, said: "Once again, it's great to be working with John and the team at Ramside Estates, particularly on such a prestigious event.
She said: "We wanted to organise a high profile event in aid of Daisy Chain to raise as much as possible.
Here at Daisy Chain we are already getting into the festive spirit as we prepare for our Christmas Fayre on Friday, November 13.
3 million people and Daisy Chain is a really fantastic charity that supports people affected in our region.
The friendship with Max and his tense wife Anne continues but when Suzy's only valuable possession, a diamond daisy chain necklace, is stolen, her vision of life is shaken and she and Max have to confront their old love for each other.
Let us join hands in a daisy chain, like those little children did on Tuesday, and work together to create a better and safer world.
The charity's chief executive Judith Haysmore said: "We are very disappointed to hear that someone has been collecting money from the tubs and claiming to be from Daisy Chain.
Nigel Kidwell, managing partner of Jacksons, said: "We are delighted to support Daisy Chain in any way we can.
The DM1000 supports limited daisy chain capability, while the DM1000E supports multiple daisy-chained systems.
She missed out on being crowned the winner alongside professional British dance partner Robin Windsor, but says the show allowed her some much needed "metime" in the same way as Daisy Chain continues to do so.
APM, formerly Pertemps People Development Group, launched the initiative to promote volunteering at Stockton-based Daisy Chain, which helps people affected by autism.
NORTON-BASED autism charity Daisy Chain has welcomed a financial expert to its board of trustees.
OUR summer months are great fun here at Daisy Chain as we have three activity days each week for our families affected by autism.