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What is a «bracket» in this context?

I can't understand the meaning of «bracket» in this sentence. A mechanic is fixing a car whose filter is broken. Here is the complete text (it's an american novel): She unscrewed the cap of the ...
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Is there a word “Pisser” in English gambling?

I have happened to see a Japanese anime, which is about a natural born gambler, (with English subtitles) And they (The honcho group and other "workers") are gambling dices. From 22:51 ~ The honcho ...
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What do you call the hanging sections on the sides of someone with long hair?

I'm referring to this: At first, I thought they could be called bangs. But according to Google it's only the head above the forehead: a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. So ...
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Confusion about the U.S after secondary level educational system's words

When I am practicing listening, particularly when it comes to university stuff, I'm getting a bit confused how to use the words appropriately. Items are below. Undergraduate "Mostly" meaning to ...
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What is the name of a room in which hotel staff use to store their equipment and provide room service?

Is there any special word for the room that hotel's stuff regularly use to provide room service for guest rooms? is it something like staff room? or service room?
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word to abstract top and bottom just like “side” abstracts left and right

Think about a ball, it has its sides and its ... The sides obviously refers to left and right positions, but what about top and bottom positions, is there a word to abstract them? If there exists ...
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What is the appropriate word for these? -> one day, one month, one year and so on

I want to know the most appropriate word for these. one day two days three days one month two months three months one year two years three years The context where these appears is that they are ...
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Is “how every minutes” correct?

I am trying to say that a number X defines "how every minutes" the operation Y will take place. That means, if the number X is 10, the operation Y will be performed every 10 minutes. This is the ...
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Why “grand theft auto”, not “grand auto theft”?

There is a video game series called "Grand Theft Auto". According to its Wikipedia page: The name of the series references the term used in the US for motor vehicle theft. [...] Motor ...