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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a tube for shooting arrows that is used in hunting by the Indians of the South American rain forests. A similar weapon, called the sumpit, is used by the peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia.
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