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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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magnummag‧num /ˈmæɡnəm/ noun [countable]  1 DFDa large bottle containing about 1.5 litres of wine, champagne etc2 PMWa powerful type of gun that you can use with one hand a .44 magnum
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magnumHe receives £750 and a magnum of champagne.If some one gets hit by a magnum bullet, he is dead.You are the most extraordinary and wonderful woman I have ever encountered, and I shall make it a magnum of champagne.Delaney went in, and pulled up as if he had been hit with a magnum at close range.As she began to tick them off, a manservant rushed up with a magnum of champagne.These small cerebellar projections - we call them the tonsils - have been compressed against the bony rim of the foramen magnum.The wine was Beaune Clos de Mouche 1982, in magnum.That magnum has a kick like a field-gun.
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