Wizard of Oz


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Wizard of Oz

reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]

Wizard of Oz

false wizard takes up residence in Emerald City. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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