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(ˈɛd səl)
a poor or unsuccessful product, esp. if vigorously promoted; dud.
[1970–75; after Edsel, car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company 1957–62, named after Edsel Ford, 1893–1943, U.S. automaker]
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On this day 62 years ago, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) unveiled the Edsel.
Also killed were teachers and siblings Arthur and Aldane Bayawa in Guihulngan, former Ayungon town mayor Edsel Enardecido and Canlaon City councilor Bobby Jalandoni.
Among the victims are lawyer Anthony Trinidad, professor Ardale Bayawa, former Ayungon town mayor Edsel Enardecido, Canlaon City Councilor Ramon Jalandoni and village chief Ernesto Posadas.
SIMPLE MINDS: NEON LIGHTS / CRY / BLACK & WHITE 050505 GRAFFITI SOUL/BIG MUSIC (EDSEL) Jim Kerr (right) formed Simple Minds in 1978, making their debut at the Satellite Club in their home town of Glasgow.
The stockholders at the Ford Motor Company initially rejected the idea of developing a tractor for the small farmer, so Henry Ford and his son, Edsel Ford formed a new company, Henry Ford and Son, to assemble the first Fordson tractor in 1917.
After Ford Motor Company CEO Edsel Ford succumbed to cancer at the age of 49 in May 1943, his father, 80-year-old company founder Henry Ford, had come out of semi-retirement to run the firm.
Edited into a more concise, youth-friendly read, Edsel's take on his adult work, The Monuments Men (Thorndike, 2014), is still rather lengthy and detail heavy for a younger audience.
Madam Beatrice Edsel, Special Education Coordinator of the Disabled in Atwima Kwanwoman, lauded Enliven Maama Africa for the brilliant idea in its quest to put similes on the faces of the vulnerable.
Edsel Paglinawan, product and innovation head of Eastern Communications, said the new products include Global Data; Distributed Denial of Service Protection (DDOS) Protection; Microsoft Azure and Office 365; and Managed Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN).
Sarasota, FL, July 13, 2017 --(PR.com)-- When Ford Motor Company launched the Edsel in 1957, its lackluster reception has forever made the name synonymous with "failure." Developed under the code name E car (for experimental car), it failed to live up to its yearlong hype.
A designer of yachts in Florida when he came to Edsel Ford's attention, Gregorie went on to have a profound impact on the Ford look.