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Elephant

Informal; a very large institutional investor. Elephants can have huge impacts on the market for both good and bad. See also: Too-Big-to-Fail.

elephant

An institutional investor that controls a substantial amount of funds and that makes investment decisions that can have a major impact on a security's market price.
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The swaying bulk towering high above him, and the ugly little eyes of the elephant watching his every move made Malbihn nervous.
Then they came upon vast tracts extending to the horizon, with jungles inhabited by snakes and tigers, which fled at the noise of the train; succeeded by forests penetrated by the railway, and still haunted by elephants which, with pensive eyes, gazed at the train as it passed.
Then he stood outside the house, chuckling to himself and shaking all over with the fun of it, as an elephant will.
And the Lord of the Jungle was Tha, the First of the Elephants.
Kennedy was intrusted with the job of bringing the elephant to a halt.
They cast apprehensive glances in the direction of the approaching elephant and then back at La.
The next day but one a small party of hunters returned to the village from the south to report a large herd of elephant some miles away.
The elephant was browsing upon the young and tender shoots of some low bushes, waving his great ears and switching his short tail.
Lastly, the Toxodon, perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered: in size it equalled an elephant or megatherium, but the structure of its teeth, as Mr.
To Numa, the lion, to Tantor, the elephant, to the great apes and the lesser apes, to each and all of the myriad creatures of this savage wild, the ways of man were new.
The gentleman without the elephant is worth five pound.
Fancy having a ridiculous Noah's Ark elephant in the ensign of one's ship," he said once at the engine-room door.