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The political campaigns and speeches before an election are sometimes referred to as thehustings.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-plural   usu the N  
With only days to go before elections in Pakistan, candidates are battling it out at the hustings.     
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housing, hunting, hustle, hut

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