penny-farthing

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penny-farthing

Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel
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In Burkina Faso, Leo's bicycle helps a girl haul goods to market and then becomes a makeshift ambulance--proving that an ordinary bicycle can be truly extraordinary
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