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    triathlon

    a type of race in which each person swims, rides a bicycle, and runs over very long distances

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    tinsel

    long thin pieces of shiny paper used as a Christmas decoration

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    April Fools? Day

    1st April, a day when people try to trick each other, especially by making other people believe...

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    vuvuzela

    a long plastic horn that makes a very loud noise, blown by fans at football matches in South Africa

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    brocade

    expensive thick cloth with a pattern woven into it

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    manger

    a long low open container that horses or cows eat from

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    miscellany

    a collection of things of various kinds

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    intriguing

    very interesting, especially because of being strange or mysterious

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    pumice

    a very light grey stone from a volcano

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"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." - Anatole France