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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a werewolf (=a person who changes into a wolf when there is a full moon)Submitted by Harry B from Canada on 05/11/2012
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a person suffering from lycanthropy (=the belief that one has changed into an animal)Submitted by Harry B from Canada on 05/11/2012

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a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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