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chain letter

n.
A letter, email, or other message sent to a number of people asking each recipient to send copies with the same request to a specified number of others. The circulation of a chain letter increases in geometrical progression as long as the instructions are followed by all recipients.

chain letter

n
(Communications & Information) a letter, often with a request for and promise of money, that is sent to many people who add to or recopy it and send it on to others: illegal in many countries

chain′ let`ter


n.
a letter sent to a number of people each of whom is asked to make and mail copies to others who are to do likewise.
[1905–1910]
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Noun1.chain letter - a letter that is sent successively to several people
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
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Many of the credit union CEOs are in communication with each (other) through an ongoing chain email started by Kenny Harringotn, CEO of (the $203 million) MemberSource CU, which has been extremely helpful," Kearney noted.
com, a site that debunks urban legends, a 2003 chain email accused the American Civil Liberties Union of suing the federal government to remove crosses from Arlington.
The chain email circulating across the country this year is a tedious re-run of the same U.
AT the risk of sounding like some awful chain email, please read this if you're a girl.
Another 2000 chain email warned of toxic wax in foam containers for instant noodles, and even mentioned the death of an unfortunate noodle eater.
The particular service referred to in the chain email used a recorded message which lasted a maximum of six minutes - making the total cost pounds 9.
But it was an outraged reader's email that caught my eye: he had forwarded to me a perfectly convincing chain email that read as follows: "Recently, British Royal Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffee, and to request that they send some of it to the troops there.
A computer expert checked the chain email and said it had been forwarded at least 10 times and may have been sent to multiple recipients.
The show of support, which had the family's blessing, came about after an anonymous chain email circulated throughout Portugal at the weekend.
org), at least one form of online politicking has come to enjoy far more favor on the right: the chain email.
We don't need to tell you that having your BFF chain email the entire freshman class about your crush would be a huge honking disaster--so don't even think about it
Animal Aid itself is campaigning against jump racing in general and is circulating a chain email entitled `Ten Reasons to Boycott the Grand National'.