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(commerce) a person or firm that makes an unwelcome takeover bid for a company Compare grey knight, white knight
Historical Examples

The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year E.C. Hartwell
Stories of the Days of King Arthur Charles Henry Hanson
King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions Howard Pyle
Stories of King Arthur’s Knights Mary MacGregor
Ivanhoe Walter Scott
The Seven Curses of London James Greenwood
The Mentor: Walter Scott, Vol. 4, Num. 15, Serial No. 115, September 15, 1916 Hamilton W. Mabie
The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights James Knowles


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