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stale

of a claim, having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time. Some stale claims maybe lost forever by operation of PRESCRIPTION or LIMITATION. See CHEQUE, LACHES.
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Even the WikiLeaks cables from our own Stale Department prove they are coming from Central America; they are not coming from the U.S.
Spain overbuilt its fleet in the 1980s, and fish off of Chile like the Patagonian toothfish (marketed in the United Stales and Europe as sea bass and in Latin America as merluza or bacalao) have paid the price ever since.
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As you know, bread stales as it ages and undergoes several types of changes.