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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.
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Slang for an undesirable property.

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I didn't know it then, but she must have sensed my budding fear of duppies, because she abruptly offered me a bit of advice in how to handle them.
"Duppies cannot be mistaken for living people," she discovers that her children have been instructed, "because their heads are turned backwards on their shoulders, and they carry a chain: moreover one must never call them duppies to their faces, as it gives them power."
Algunas son practicas magicas de origen africano como la 'obeah', de caracter individual en cuanto que no es una fuerza unificadora, sobre la que se basa 'el conocimiento de los signos de la naturaleza, la manipulacion de las plantas medicinales, el manejo y la interpretacion de los suenos, la manipulacion de objetos para lograr algun beneficio privado, asi como la creencia en 'duppies' o espiritus.
Year four student Rhianna Wilson, aged eight, said she likes fantasy stories: "My favourite book is the Tale of the Caribbean Witches and Duppies."