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magpie

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæɡ.paɪ/ us  
a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail: Magpies are attracted to small, shiny objects, which they carry away to their nests.Other wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of prey someone who likes to collect many different types of objects, or use many different stylesCollecting and amassing
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