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It's science, it's magic, it's strange things unknown to science or magic. The reader does not know how Phlebotinum would work and the creators hope he or she doesn't care.
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a type of thin flat Mexican bread that is often rolled or folded and filled with cheese, beans,...
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Definition and synonyms of Phlebotinum from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.