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 n.— «You could live a lifetime on the coast and never find out anything about the interior of Guyana, except that that is where the “Bucks” come from: Buck being the local and general name for all the Amerindians groups who inhabit the areas beyond the narrow coastline.» —“Guyana Diary II: Journey to Lethem” by Velma Pollard in Guyana Jamaica Gleaner Ju;y 30, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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