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the practice of casting and promoting star performers for their ability to draw at the box office.
(astronomy) a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws
the practice of casting one or two famous actors or actresses in a film, play, etc, so that their popularity ensures its success
a design for laying cables for cable television in which each house is fed by an individual cable from a local central distribution point


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