n.— «The sole means of public transport is a motorcycle service, which someone with a curious sense of humor dubbed “the Skylab.” Skylabs appear a few times a day. Up to five people, including women holding infants, cram aboard and pay 75 pesos—about three days’ wages for a farmhand—for a ride into town.» —“Life On The Margin: Village Life In The Philippines” by Robert H. Reid in Salacafe, Philippines Associated Press Oct. 2, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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