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Mascot, n. An animal chosen to symbolize or represent a team or
entity, thought to embody those qualities that it values most. A
political cartoon depicted the Democratic party as an ass, a
representation which was meant as an insult, but was happily accepted.
The Republican party, feeling jealousy at not having a mascot,
selected as its mascot the elephant, the one remaining member of an
otherwise extinct family. The other members, such as mammoths and
mastodons, were big, slow, and died because they could not adapt to
their environment.

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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