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Side-netting battlers and giant-killing tacklers: a football corpus


Although, by now, quite a few people around the world will be mourning their home country’s exit from the World Cup, we…

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Pronunciation: ˈpəNGktəm
a small, distinct point

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The origin of Welsh rabbit


Now often known as Welsh rarebit, this dish of toasted cheese was originally known as Welsh rabbit... but why? There is…