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a real dynamo

Someone who has boundless energy, enthusiasm, determination, or ability. A dynamo (short for dynamo-electric machine) was the first electric generator that could produce direct current for industrial purposes; the application of the term for a person implies that they are capable of creating a sustained force or productive energy. Once she is set on a task, she never lets up. She's a real dynamo on the job.
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This incredible contest took another turn when Dynamo restored their advantage thanks to that man Robbins.
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Dynamo, whose series Dynamo: Magician Impossible show for Watch TV is returning for its fourth and final series said: "It feels right to stop now.
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Sweden, July 21 -- The ability of Dynamo, 30, whose real name is Stephen Frayne, to spellbind television audiences, shows no sign of abating around the world with his magic tricks.
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