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    someone who collects things, and becomes obsessively determined to collect every possible item in a set

    Wagner completists will rush to acquire this set to put alongside the complete 1955 cycle.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/07/2012


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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