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Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
not directly known or experienced; obtained from others or from books:
Most of our knowledge is secondhand.
previously used or owned:
dealing in previously used goods:
a secondhand bookseller.
after another user or owner:
He bought it secondhand.
He heard the news secondhand.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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