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lost property

noun, Chiefly British Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was only after a long hunt that she discovered her missing book in the lost-property cupboard.

  • The mistress turned to the lost-property basket, stooped down, drew out the missing book, and handed it reproachfully to Merle.

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