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    a law, agreement, or method that limits something

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    the ability to remain calm even when you are feeling upset or angry

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    a button or switch that makes a machine do something

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      controls

      the instruments used for operating a large vehicle, especially an aircraft

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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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