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Hail Mary

noun [C] uk   /ˌheɪlˈmeə.ri/  us   /-ˈmer.i/
a Catholic prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in American football, a very long pass made in an attempt to score which is not usually successful
Translations of “Hail Mary”
in Chinese (Traditional) (天主教祈禱用語)萬福馬利亞…
in Chinese (Simplified) (天主教祈祷用语)万福马利亚…
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