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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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To find out more about the services and events at Daisy Chain, please contact us on 01642 531248 or visit our website www.
It was lovely to welcome Jacob Hanson to the farm this month to update him on how Daisy Chain has grown and how his mum's dream is continuing to make a difference to so many families.
May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Daisy Chain.
Speaking previously, chief executive of Daisy Chain Stuart Dexter said: "It is extremely disheartening that thieves would target a family charity like Daisy Chain and steal cash that all our fundraisers, families, volunteers and staff work so hard to raise.
Chief executive of Daisy Chain, Stuart Dexter, said: "It is extremely disheartening that thieves would target a family charity like Daisy Chain and steal cash that all our fundraisers, families, volunteers and staff work so hard to raise.
During the partnership TSB Billingham organised a number of fundraising activities including 'dress down' days, prize draws, raffles, cake bakes and selling Daisy Chain mascot bears.
Student Sameer, 13, spends two days a week at Daisy Chain and said: "I love coming to Daisy Chain and working with the animals.
We had a great time at our annual Daisy Chain Christmas Fayre, which was an opportunity for local people to visit Calf Fallow Farm and really got everyone in the mood for the festive season.
Getting involved is simple - just slip on the Santa Suit, elf yourself or accessorise with antlers, on Friday, December 8, make a donation to Daisy Chain then send in your pictures to make a splash on social media.
SO, it seems like only yesterday that it was Easter and I had just joined Daisy Chain and already I find myself preparing for our winter events
It was my first time at a parliamentary debate, and I was delighted that both Paul and Alex Cunningham, Daisy Chain's local MP, mentioned Daisy Chain and told the stories of local people.
Daisy Chain has managed to overcome all of these challenges due to the phenomenal support we receive from local people and businesses, the partnerships with local authorities, NHS and other charities and the ethical way that we operate.
AS the summer moves on and the heat gives way to the British summer time, life at Daisy Chain continues to be busy.
IT'S been busy here at Daisy Chain and although I'm only three months into this job, I feel like I've been here forever - in a good way
We enjoyed welcoming Councillor Bob Cook to Daisy Chain to open our new reflection area.