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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gingerbreadgin‧ger‧bread /ˈdʒɪndʒəbred $ -dʒər-/ noun [uncountable]  1 DFFa heavy sweet cake or a biscuit with ginger in itgingerbread man (=a piece of gingerbread in the shape of a man)2 American English complicated decorations on the outside of a house, especially near the roof
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gingerbreadGamblers brought wheels of fortune; hucksters set up stalls to hawk gingerbread and beer.The house was made of gingerbread and trimmed with raisins and nuts.It didn't have walls of gingerbread.Gearing up for the holidays, Matthes and crew are already contemplating the construction of several festive and regionally specific gingerbread houses.One of his favourite cakes was a sticky gingerbread which she made frequently in the cold days of winter.Is the gingerbread which is currently stamped into men equally capable of being stamped into standard unisex persons?That took the gilt off the gingerbread and the Daimler bumpers.a Victorian mansion decorated with gingerbreadgingerbread manIn that split second Delaney saw the thing in its centre, flung like a whirling gingerbread man right over a container.
GingerbreadGingerbread  the ame of a British organization which provides support and practical help for single parents and their children. In 2007, it combined with the National Council for One Parent Families to form One Parent Families/Gingerbread before shortening its name to Gingerbread again in 2009.
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