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Stags

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in Stock Exchange phraseology, are persons who apply for the allotment of shares in a joint-stock company, not because they wish to hold the shares, but because they hope to sell the allotment at a premium. If they fail in this they forbear to pay the deposit and the allotment is forfeited. (See Bear, Bull.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Squintifego
Squire of Dames
Stabat Mater
Stable-door
Stable Keys
Staff
Staff of Life (The)
Stafford
Stafford Law
Stag
Stags
Stagirite or Stagyrite
Stain
Stalking-horse
Stammerer (The)
Stamp
Stampede
Stand
Stand Nunky (To)
Stand Off (To)
Stand Out (To)