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maracasma‧ra‧cas /məˈrækəz $ -ˈrɑː-, -ˈræ-/ noun [plural]  maracas.jpg APMa pair of hollow balls with handles, filled with small objects, that you shake and use as a musical instrument
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maracasNot only did he bed Pat last night but some one is about to burst in and catch her rattling his maracas.However, no amount of maracas and twangy guitars can eliminate the sense of having been shortchanged.Try penny whistles, maracas, guitars, recorders, bongo drums and the piano for melodious fun.
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