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Back Door

1. In business, a slang term describing something unethical. It may also describe the action of circumventing a problem in an unusual (but still ethical) way.

2. Any way to access a computer system other than logging in or using "normal" channels. Programmers often put back doors into their programs, or a hacker may create one.

3. See: Back-Door Listing.

back door

the informal mechanism whereby the BANK OF ENGLAND buys back previously issued TREASURY BILLS in the DISCOUNT MARKET at their ruling market price in order to release money to help the DISCOUNT HOUSES overcome temporary liquidity shortages. This is done as a means of increasing the liquid funds available not only to the discount houses themselves but also to the COMMERCIAL BANKS at prevailing interest rates to enable them to maintain their lending. Compare FRONT DOOR.
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Nelson said the park organizers hope events like Saturday's Easter egg hunt will not only draw a new crop of docents for the site, but will also re-introduce the park to the public.
eResponse Recruitment, based in Greyfriars Road, Coventry, is calling for donations of Easter eggs to help give local children a better Easter.
Gillian Huitson, store manager at the bank, said: "We are collecting Easter eggs in conjunction with the MFC Foundation on behalf of a host of local charities.
People who would like to do their bit for the campaign can drop Easter eggs into the firm's branches, which include Redditch and Kidderminster.
One of the easiest ways of decorating Easter eggs is using the sharpie marker.
Caerphilly Castle, with its dramatic fortress and moat, held an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
This will be the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 people visiting the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.
For example, a Wispa Easter egg with three Wispa bars contains 1705 calories, while a Cadbury's Creme Egg with six eggs comes to a total of 2680 calories.
It's April, and that means Easter bunnies and Easter Egg hunts.
The 2012 survey Easter Egg Packaging by Jo Swinson MP found that only 38% of the average Easter egg box is actually an Easter egg.
The White House has released a video of the First Dog scouring the South Lawn for official Easter eggs in preparation for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 1.
nine-year-old Robby Novak - to announce the 2013 lottery for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.