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Emphasize that it's a large, heavy implement, not just any long stick. SlideOld seafaring tales often describe the heavy harpoon ready by the ship's edge.
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Historical UsePlay
Understand it's an ancient tool, historically used for hunting marine life. SlideMuseums display ancient harpoons made of bone and stone.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to describe anything that captures or hooks. SlideHis final argument was a harpoon that clinched the debate.