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putto n
  1. (art) A representation, especially in Renaissance or Baroque art, of a small, naked, often winged (usually male) child; a cherub.

  Today is Festa della Repubblica or Republic Day, Italy’s national day.

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fillip n
  1. (archaic) The action of holding the tip of a finger against the thumb and then releasing it with a snap; a flick.
  2. A smart strike or tap made using this action, or (by extension) by other means.
  3. (by extension) Something unimportant, a trifle; also, the brief time it takes to flick one's finger (see noun sense 1); a jiffy.
  4. (by extension) Something that excites or stimulates.

  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, was born on this day in 1921.

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jaw-dropping adj
  1. (informal) Causing great awe or surprise.

  The movie Jaws premiered in the United States on this day 45 years ago in 1975.

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pushbike n
  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, informal) A pedal bicycle, as distinguished from a motorized bicycle.

pushbike v

  1. (intransitive, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, informal) To travel by pushbike.

  The Grand Départ or start of the Tour de France long-distance bicycle race takes place in Nice, France, on this date in 2020.

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