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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Lo·co·fo·co /ˌlokəˈfo(ˌ)ko/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lo·co·fo·co n.
 1. A friction match. [U.S.]
 2. A nickname formerly given to a member of the Democratic party. [U.S.]
 Note:The name was first applied, in 1834, to a portion of the Democratic party, because, at a meeting in Tammany Hall, New York, in which there was great diversity of sentiment, the chairman left his seat, and the lights were extinguished, for the purpose of dissolving the meeting; when those who were opposed to an adjournment produced locofoco matches, rekindled the lights, continued the meeting, and accomplished their object.