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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    excavated earth put to one side at an archaeological site, which is later used to refill the excavation. The purpose of backfilling may be to prevent erosion or vandalizing.
    Submitted by Veronika from Czech Republic on 06/10/2015
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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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