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All the team were there except Eddie Stratton, who was ill.
The shop is open every day 9.00 to 5.00, except on Sundays.
Not a sound was heard except the wind howling.
She was dressed all in black except for a white lace collar.
Airline officials had nothing to tell us except that the flight had been delayed.
I hardly ever get a chance to study, except when the children have gone to bed.
He's done nothing all day except sit around and watch television.
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a room in a church used for storing things
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