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fairy ring
 n.— «Property values, neighborhood competition and the challenge of nature aside, the suburban pysche will not rest while the hairy chinch bug and the fairy ring fungus are at work.» —“The price of success in the lawn care trade” in Plainview, N.Y. Globe and Mail (Toronto, Can.) May 26, 1984. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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