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An extra incentive to encourage investors to buy a bond or preferred stock. For example, a bond may include a right to buy common stock in the issuer for 10% below its market value. A sweetener is designed to help sell securities. It is also called a kicker, a wrinkle, or bells and whistles.


Describing a publication printed on improperly folded or otherwise bungled paper. Wrinkled paper can be expensive to replace and can be detrimental to a marketing campaign.
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Following four microneedling sessions 30 days apart, subjects were assessed for changes in appearance of wrinkles, skin laxity and texture using validated scales.
Surgeons, doctors and dermatologists all know that patients under general anesthesia do not have wrinkles and that hemiplegic patients do not have wrinkles on the paralyzed portion of their faces.
The French study tracked the health of more than 3,200 working adults - after classifying them into three groups, depending on the number and depth of horizontal wrinkles on their brows.
Participants, who were all healthy and were aged 32, 42, 52 and 62 at the beginning of the study, were examined by physicians who assigned scores depending on the number and depth of wrinkles on their foreheads.
This led many to think that there might be a link between the tiny cell organelles and the symptoms of aging such as hair loss, wrinkles, and more serious age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
The wrinkled skin showed changes similar to those seen in both intrinsic and extrinsic aging -- intrinsic aging is the natural process of aging, and extrinsic aging is the effect of external factors that influence aging, such as skin wrinkles that develop from excess sun or long-term smoking.
Most studies of wrinkling patterns assume a single polymer membrane; few studies have investigated wrinkles in laminated membranes.
The parameter [[eta].sub.A]/ [[eta].sub.[lambda]] may reflect the morphology of the graphene wrinkles. The wrinkling number n represents the total number of wrinkling crests and troughs.
NO wonder Honey the Shar Pei looks forlorn, she can barely lift her eyes due to heavy wrinkles.
Bergstrom Nutrition's newest study, titled "Effects of Oral Supplementation with Methylsulfonylmethane [MSM]," demonstrated that when participants took OptiMSM (the company's exclusively-manufactured, Generally Recognized As Safe MSM orally, their wrinkles reduced and skin texture improved.