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Butterfly

In the context of equities, a firm with two divisions may split into two companies and issue original shareholders two shares (one in each of the new companies) for every old share they have.

Butterfly

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Unc knocked at the door of the house and a chubby, pleasant-faced woman, dressed all in blue, opened it and greeted the visitors with a smile.
The little man took him by the hand, and led him through an underground passage, but he did not forget to take the blue light with him.
My dress is blue and white checked," said Dorothy, smoothing out the wrinkles in it.
The Honourable Samuel Slumkey, of Slumkey Hall, was the Blue candidate; and Horatio Fizkin, Esq.
Ikey Schoenstein was the night clerk of the Blue Light and the friend of his customers.
From the large saucer-shaped roof and the vivid colorings of the various heterogeneous parts of the structure he recognized it as the temple past which he had been borne to the Blue Place of Seven Skulls.
Once the youth saw a spray of light forms go in houndlike leaps toward the waving blue lines.
Twenty-nine of the choicest warriors instantly volunteered to follow Blue John in this hazardous enterprise.
And how was he to blame, with his dimple and blue eyes?
So he strode whistling along the leafy forest path that led to Fosse Way, turning neither to the right hand nor the left, until at last he came to where the path branched, leading on the one hand onward to Fosse Way, and on the other, as well Little John knew, to the merry Blue Boar Inn.
I didn't bring anything " began Rose, but was interrupted by the Brats (otherwise Will and Geordie), who appeared bearing the big bundle, so much demoralised by its fall that a red flannel tunic trailed out at one end and a little blue dressing-gown at the other, while the knobs proved to be a toilet-case, rubbers, and a silver mug.
The wind itself had ceased and a brilliant, deep blue sky arched high over the moorland.