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  • noun UK An annual event in many (mainly British) universities where students engage in unusual activities to raise money for charity.
  • noun vulgar, British slang, from the former use by women of rags to protect their clothing from menstrual blood The days of the month when a woman has her period.

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  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities


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