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nop: ear, ears

Sometimes, since many children will have their hair cut short, regardless of gender, it can be hard to tell who is a boy or a girl. Until you realize the trick: all baby girls, whether in the village or in the city, have their ears pierced—two piercings in each lobe, usually shown off with two tiny gold rings. They must be pierced as soon as they are born, because even the tiniest baby girl has earrings!

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