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moth
 n.— «Brian Urlacher is anything but a moth, the term for athletes drawn to the TV lights and the chances to be center stage literally and figuratively.» —“Urlacher averse to hype” by John Mullin ChicagoSports.com Jan. 28, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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