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continent noun

ADJ. Antarctic, Australian, African, etc.

VERB + CONTINENT cross the first railway to cross the North American continent

CONTINENT + VERB drift The evidence that the continents have drifted is overwhelming.

PREP. across a/the ~ He travelled across continents in his quest for adventure. | on the ~ Wolves are still found on the continent of Europe.

contingent noun

ADJ. large, strong, substantial | military, naval, police | British, UN, etc.

PREP. ~ from a strong contingent from Camberwell Art School | ~ of a large contingent of American troops