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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    someone who can do only one thing well or is interested in only one thing

    Unlike some Eurosceptic Tories, Mr Carswell is not a one-trick pony.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/08/2014

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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