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shaft

noun [C] (REMARK)    /ʃɑːft/ US  /ʃæft/ literary
a clever remark, especially one that is intended as an attack on someone or something: John came out with an unexpected shaft of wit/wisdom.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
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