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Spear

In auto sales, a tactic in which a salesperson speaks with a person away from the dealership site and offers an impossibly high price for a trade-in, provided the person comes to the dealership that same day to finalize the deal. The intent of a spear is to encourage the customer to come back to that dealership, at which time the salesperson will quote the real price for the trade-in.
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The state of the turf is, as has been illustrated, best divined using a pointy stick and a labrador (optional), and in experienced hands the pointy stick produces completely satisfactory results.
Concentrate on the special effects and on poking a pointy stick in the bad guys.
Such speed is smokin', especially when you consider powerful compound bows fling pointy sticks between 350 and 375 fps.
We will not have to hunt our food with pointy sticks. But it is applying the brakes to a global economy that has less durable momentum than appears to be the case," Rob Carnell, chief economist at ING, said in a note to clients.
Admittedly, they deserved very big, very pointy sticks in South Africa where abysmal would have complimented them, but this time around, with all the speculation about 'Arry taking over, there hasn't been much time to build the team up to can't lose proportions.
I call my author visit 'The Pointy Sticks and Loud Noises Tour' as I talk about Japanese culture, tell historical stories and wave my wooden practice bokken to demonstrate how clumsy I was at sword ighting classes.
So this was Britain in the grip of a pandemic; all paper masks and pointy sticks, but very little sympathy for the coughing, aching patients who crawl up seeking advice.
Bitesize episodes on the more fascinating, and the downright bizarre antics of our wacky ancestors are included - cat pianos, putrefying pontiffs and Vlad the Impaler and his pointy sticks all get an airing, along with other such characters you may recognise from history lessons of old.
They, with great strategic cunning, and one of those pointy sticks, realised there were seven live football matches on.
I would have one of those impressive big pointy sticks, and I would trace the inevitable decline caused by marriage.