Word that Comes Before #2

We give you three words. You give us the word that comes before all three.
For example, "World, Testament, Spice" = "Old"
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Last updated: July 30, 2015
First submittedJuly 29, 2015
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Word
Precedes These
Brain
Drain, Teaser, Freeze
Silver
Bullet, Surfer, Lining
High
Definition, Jump, Fructose
Christmas
Tree, Goose, Cookie
Communist
Party, Bloc, Manifesto
Flying
Dutchman, Buttress, Squirrel
Solar
Power, System, Eclipse
New
World, Moon, Wave
Buffalo
Bill, Wing, Mozzarella
Public
Library, Domain, Enemy
Bed
Bug, Sheet, Ridden
Word
Precedes These
Field
Marshal, Trip, Hockey
Purple
Heart, Haze, Prose
Half
Mast, Measure, Nelson
Belly
Button, Dance, Ache
Jet
Engine, Stream, Black
Dust
Devil, Bowl, Jacket
Fast
Food, Track, Lane
Beach
Bum, Comber, Ball
Ball
Hog, Gown, Bearing
Paper
Towel, Work, Tiger
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Level 54
Jul 29, 2015
Air Marshal, Air Trip, Air Hockey?
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2015
2/3
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2015
I thought the same. Don't know which 1/3 would be the problem.
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Level 50
Dec 3, 2015
air trip?
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Level 65
Jul 30, 2015
Political party, political bloc, political manifesto?
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2015
Political will work now.
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2015
Eh, I think "political bloc" is legitimate in the same way "air trip" is.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2015
Apparently I have no idea what a Christmas Goose is, and Christmas cookie never occurred to me....all I could keep thinking was "Spruce tree, Spruce Goose, but what would a Spruce Cookie be?"
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Level 53
Dec 3, 2015
I would never think of a Christmas goose, either, even though I've heard of them before. Didn't think of spruce; that was a good one. I think someone needs to invent the spruce cookie now. lol
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Level 79
Dec 3, 2015
Same, never heard of Christmas geese or cookies. Golden goose was what I kept thinking.
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Level 17
Dec 7, 2015
yea that one was pretty weird haha
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2017
Yeah I thought Spruce too.
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Level 74
Aug 16, 2015
Sorry but what on earth is a Christmas cookie? (I'm English)
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2015
Interesting that one term is hard for us in the US, and one is (apparently) hard for the English. Christmas cookies are simply those baked for the holiday season - though in the US, it's become social, with people getting together to bake them, and having exchanges where friends share their favorites with each other. On the other hand, even though it's traditional, most of us in the US don't have goose for Christmas (or ever); opting instead for turkey, which is about one third the price.
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2015
So, in the U.K. do you call them Christmas Biscuits? Do you use the word cookie at all? (In the US, "Christmas cookies" are those biscuits that are tree and Santa shaped with colored frosting.)
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2015
I'm British and I guessed Christmas cookies. but I think that they are something that we have adopted from America but they aren't a big part of our tradition.

Cookies are a little different from the English biscuits that I grew up with - recognisably from the same "family" if you like, so cookies to my confused mind tends to be defined as "American biscuits".

I'm still working out what a biscuit is in America!

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Level 79
Dec 3, 2015
Our biscuits are probably closer to your scones than anything, but they aren't sweet. Every grandmother (at least in the South) has her own recipe but basically they consist of flour, baking powder, salt, shortening/butter/lard, and milk. Knead them as little as possible, roll or pat to an inch thick, then cut out circles and bake them. Break them apart and smear with butter, molasses, jelly, or white gravy. Or split them and use as the bread on a breakfast sandwich with sausage, ham, bacon or eggs.
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2016
In the UK a cookie is a specific type of biscuit - round and crumbly, usually with chocolate chips. Other biscuits, such as custard creams (rectangular and with a more solid texture) and Oreos (round, but again, more solid and not crumbly), are not considered to be cookies.
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Level 69
Apr 27, 2017
Yeah, I hadn't heard of Christmas cookies either. It mustn't have made it across the pond. Or if it has it hasn't quite reached the point where i've encountered it. Not even heard of people making cookies/biscuits especially for xmas. Maybe I'm missing out!
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Level 46
Oct 15, 2015
I kept trying Chicken for Bill/Wing/Mozzarella, and White for Towel/Work/Tiger. Wow. Also, I didn't notice this until I said the clues aloud (quizzing someone else), but World Moon Wave, Engine Stream Black, and Power System Eclipse would all be awesome names for rock bands.
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Level 82
Dec 3, 2015
I tried "The" and "A" for all the ones I didn't know. Those should be acceptable answers! ;)
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Level 44
Dec 3, 2015
Christmas cookie we could possibly allow... but paper tiger.. seriously.. wtf...
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Level 56
Dec 3, 2015
Paper tiger is an expression for something that seems threatening but isn't.
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2015
Thank you, I had never heard of that at all and wondered what the heck could it be. You saved me a google search
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Level 45
Dec 3, 2015
ahhhh, never heard that before.
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Level 58
Dec 3, 2015
Road Marshal, Road Trip, Road Hockey?
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Level 59
Dec 3, 2015
Never heard of buffalo mozzarella.
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Level 69
Dec 5, 2015
That's the real thing, the proper, traditional kind of Italian mozzarella, made from buffalo milk - mozzarella di bufala :-)
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2017
What in the wide, wide world of sports is buffalo mozzarella?
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2018
Mozzarella made from buffalo milk - it's water buffalo though, not American bison!
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2018
all mozzarella is made from buffalo milk, so it seems unnecessary to add it but got it anyway (all in the EU at least where the name is protected, otherwise as posted above, read as all traditional...)
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Level 47
Jul 8, 2018
Sue Thompson had a hit in 1965 with Paper Tiger. Good Song