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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An IUCN Management Category (VI) for protected areas, which is designed ‘to protect resources of the area for future use and prevent or contain development activities that could affect the...

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ace up one's sleeve, an

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 58 words.

an effective resource or piece of information held in reserve. The ace, the card marked with a single pip, is the highest card in many card games, and so represents the greatest advantage a...

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