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    the activity of looking for decorated manhole covers

    In Japan, scanning the streets for colourful manhole covers has become a pastime for anyone looking to experience the distinctly Japanese visual phenomenon of 'drainspotting'.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/06/2010


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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