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members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). Pro-Irish Republic paramilitaries

The opposing Loyalist paramilitaries are the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)

Conflicts this long-running are never simple, so there are many splinter groups including the *Real* IRA, a.k.a. Oglaigh na hEireann. To make matters more confusing, Oglaigh na hEireann is also the name of the Irish Republic's legitimate army. Fortunately, most people have no clue how to pronounce Oglaigh na hEireann, so the confusion is self-limiting.
Will the Provos hold the ceasefire or retaliate? Stay tuned ...
by mandingoe June 08, 2004
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Paper product used as a barrier against unwanted messes, such as the liner at the bottom of a bird cage.
Please put a New York Times under that before it gets all over the place.
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A city in Utah that's about 90 percent Mormon (contrary to popular belief, not *all* cities in Utah are 90+ percent Mormon). Home to Brigham Young University.
I got lost in Provo, Utah a while ago.

At least Mormons are nice people and helped me find my way out.
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serious lack of bars and sluts
A: I moved to Provo, Utah...
B: I'm sorry man
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To take a share of something that you are not entitled to.

To add a fee to the cost to a transaction for themself.
Bill sold our car for $2000 and I only received $600. I was β€œProvoed” $400!
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Utah city that is home to a large concentration of Mormons and Brigham Young University. Coincidentally, it's also one of the cities with the highest drug trafficking rates in Utah. Go figure.
I hate living in Provo because of all the college students.
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