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    a safe (=a strong metal box with a special lock, used for storing valuable things) designed to encourage people to leave behind mobile phones and other electronic devices when doing outdoor leisure activities

    The trilling of mobile phones in the forest may be a thing of the past with the introduction of what is being termed a tech crèche in a national park to encourage visitors to leave their gadgets behind and interact with nature instead.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/08/2014
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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