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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the creation of a three-dimensional object from a digital file using a device that adds successive layers of material to make the object

    Shapeways offer a 3D printing service where you can select a miniature design, customise it, choose a material and they will deliver it to your door.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/10/2012


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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