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ice cream tubs
a tub of buttered popcorn
My grandmother used a wooden tub to wash clothes.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
a small European bird with dark feathers, a white breast, and raised feathers on its head. A...
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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