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    the Basque version of tapas (=snacks served in bars, usually held onto a small piece of bread with a toothpick)

    San Sebastián's famous pintxo bars serve fantastic food for a few euros.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/03/2013

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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