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to·tem

(tō'tĕm),
An object (usually an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; something that serves as a revered symbol.
[Amer. Indian]

totem

[tō′təm]
an animal, plant, force of nature, or inanimate object that represents the tribal ancestor of a clan. It also serves as a tutelary spirit and protector and may communicate through oracles.
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When discussing TOTs, partial activation refers to the notion that while in a TOT state, the semantic information is accessed for a particular word; however, the phonology of the word is inaccessible.
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1 (2-pound) bag tater tots, thawed (brand of your choice)
Guests are encouraged to come early and grab their spot to cheer on the tater tot eating mayhem.
The relay race will consist of four-person teams lined up with one pound of tater tots in front of each competitor.
Official entry forms for the Goodyear Toys for Tots Blimp Ride Sweepstakes can be obtained at the event or by visiting www.
com)-- On November 1, American Student Supply kicked off its annual Toys For Tots web event, allowing donors the opportunity to purchase a Crayola toy to benefit Toys for Tots with the click of a computer mouse.
The UPS StoreA has launched its annual holiday donation drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
WORCESTER -- Commerce Bank has launched its annual Toys for Tots drive for the holidays, with its 13 offices throughout Central Massachusetts collecting toys for the Worcester County U.