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    a double contraction meaning would not have

    I wouldn't've looked so long for the misplaced book had I known it was in your backpack all along!

    Submitted by Patti Evans from United States on 09/01/2015


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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