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Explanation: You may want to adjust that if the usage is figurative, but as far as the actual term is concerned, you can google it around to see what the object looks like. The word itself, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is from the Canadian French word "tobagan," which comes from the Algonquian word "topaghan." Algonquian is a native American language.
Fuad Yahya Native speaker of: Arabic, English PRO pts in category: 90
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