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Discovering that land is affected by a ransom strip can be elating if you are the owner of the ransom strip or extremely depressing if you are the owner of the land.
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a boat with wing-shaped pieces fixed to the bottom that lift the boat onto the surface of the...
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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Definition and synonyms of ransom strip from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.