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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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If anyone would like further information about the volunteering opportunities we have at Daisy Chain please call 01642 531248 to speak to the volunteering team.
Support from all our Friends of Daisy Chain is a vital contribution to enabling us to support over 2,300 families affected by autism across the Tees Valley.
The support from players of People's Postcode Lottery has been integral to the development and growth of Daisy Chain over the last decade.
The employability course is one of the ways Daisy Chain is seeking to address this.
"It is fantastic that Daisy Chain is for the whole family too."
Daisy Chain's employability course has been an amazing support and experience for her."
Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society's chief executive, added: "We have a fantastic relationship with Daisy Chain, and I'm pleased that as the region's largest building society we can support such a high impact charity as part of their May Day event.
"Having autism awareness training with Daisy Chain has really helped the team to understand how they can deliver the best service to anyone affected by autism.
Mum Debbie and dad Steven discovered Daisy Chain and began to take Jake along to activity days and an after-school social club.
Daisy Chain has a specialist day centre with soft play, sensory rooms as well as sensory gardens and a farm.
DAISY Chain is delighted to have been awarded an amazing PS10,800 from the Co-op's Local Community Fund.
Daisy Chain offers a specialist day centre with soft play, sensory rooms as well as sensory gardens and a farm.
HUNDREDS of supporters gathered to celebrate Daisy Chain's incredible 15th anniversary at the annual Winter Ball.
THIS is the final column for 2018 as Daisy Chain's 15th anniversary year draws to a close - and what a year it has been.
The Outdoor Adventure Club is one of a number of additional clubs, trips and activities being set up as part of a new three-year project at Daisy Chain with funding from the Big Lottery Fund.