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for Stale demand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stale \Stale\, a. [Akin to stale urine, and to stall, n.;
probably from Low German or Scandinavian. Cf. Stale, v. i.]
1. Vapid or tasteless from age; having lost its life, spirit,
and flavor, from being long kept; as, stale beer.
2. Not new; not freshly made; as, stale bread.
3. Having lost the life or graces of youth; worn out;
decayed. "A stale virgin." --Spectator.
4. Worn out by use or familiarity; having lost its novelty
and power of pleasing; trite; common. --Swift.
Wit itself, if stale is less pleasing. --Grew.
How weary, stale flat, and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world! --Shak.
Stale affidavit (Law), an affidavit held above a year.
Stale demand (Law), a claim or demand which has not been
pressed or demanded for a long time.
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