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British Dictionary definitions for qantas

QANTAS

noun
  1. the Australian national airline

Word Origin

acronym of Q ueensland a nd N orthern T erritory A erial S ervices, its original name: founded 1920
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  • If a New Guinea savage wants to take passage aboard a Qantas airliner, what is the fare in cowrie shells?

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