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Big uglies

Unpopular stocks.

Big Uglies

Informal; older, industrial companies involved in sectors considered "dirty" by some investors. Examples include companies in the coal mining or steel industries. Big uglies often are considered solid investments because they provide steady returns. However, the term implies that many investors ignore them because of ethical concerns or simply because they are not as trendy as newer companies.
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So Big Ugly violently snatched the bag of monkey chow and pushed the lady over a cliff.
I hope our move into this site will inspire other companies to realise that big business doesn't have to mean big ugly buildings.
Air travelers, don't be afraid of those big ugly airport scanners.
THE BIG UGLY MONSTER AND THE LITTLE STONE RABBIT St David's Hall, Cardiff Tel: 029 2087 8444 The half term treats continue with an adaptation of Chris Wormell's book.
This gets less press because they have big ugly teeth and make great shoes.
When New York state's budget for 2009 was passed at the end of March (see "The Big Ugly," Wines & Vines, April 2009), the New York Wine and Grape Foundation was allotted $951,000 in matching funds that would allow it to continue its core programs in research and promotion.
That is all before the new Hilton hotel has opened on what used to be Chavasse Park and people have moved into the big ugly mass of glass called One Park West.
We have spent millions of pounds on Millenium Point, and ended up with a big ugly building that is fast becoming a financial liability.
Yasin Majeed, al-Maliki's media adviser, told the Reuters news agency that "al-Zaidi said in his letter that his big ugly act cannot be excused".
Perhaps if this mob hadn't blown pounds 450m into a big ugly building to satisfy their big ugly egos then Scotland might be a better place.
If you make one big ugly box, they'll approve it in a second," he said.
When programmers, or more properly their code, face the big ugly world out there, both must be prepared to deflect digital bullets.