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 n.— «Sobolak points out that the interchange of the 401 and the Allen Expressway that fed into Yorkdale’s 7,000-car lot was called, in the space-age parlance of the day, a “turbochange.”» —“Stroll: T.O. modernism at the mall” by Shawn Micallef Eye Weekly (Toronto, Canada) Aug. 9, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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