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    US English: someone, especially a doctor, who works in a place but doesn't live thereSubmitted from United Kingdom on 08/05/2012
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    US English: a student who works in a place for a short time in order to gain practical experience

    Oceana's Legal Department seeks current law students who have an interest in ocean conservation or environmental law to serve as law clerks or externs.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/05/2012


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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