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|tadpole||tadpole||gums; gnaw; bite||candle; wax|
|Literally: tadpole chews wax|
Transliteration of English Coca-Cola. 蝌蝌齦蠟／蝌蝌龈蜡 (“tadpole chews wax”) was one of the very first names for Coca-Cola used in China in 1927, at a time when each vendor would come up with his own rendition of foreign names in Chinese.