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What is a thumbtack?

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A thumbtack is a small metal object that consists of a parabola with a short, pointy metal spike protruding from its vertex. It is used to temporarily affix paper to an appropriate surface, especially a bulletin board. It recent years, its popularity has waned and it has largely been replaced by pushpins, which are similar objects with a different shape that use more plastic than metal.

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