porcupine provision


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Synonyms for porcupine provision

a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts

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Three pet sharks followed in her wake, and every day came alongside to regale themselves from the contents of the cook's bucket, which were pitched over to them.
They were determined to regale and astonish the people of the "States" with the sight of a Canadian boat and a Canadian crew.
Thomas may have his own personal opinions on this subject, probably hints them in his manner of smoothing his sleek head from the nape of his neck to his temples, but he forbears to express them further and retires to the servants' hall to regale on cold meat-pie and ale.
le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent tapestries at his door.
Well, I shall turn your starving me to advantage, and regale myself with fish.