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A stick, rod, or baton, sometime imbued with symbolic significance. Can be used as a weapon for striking or even throwing.

Wand can also refer to any long, slender object, such as radio antennae, pointers, and even lacrosse sticks and metal detectors.

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"Three staffs, scepters, or wands. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1981-1802 B.C.. From Middle Egypt, Meir, Burial of Seni, Khashaba excavation, April-May 1910." The Rogers Fund, 1911 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Licensed under Public Do

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