The Mystery Cargo


A wagoner was asked to identify what his load contained. However, he provided the following vague response:

Three-fourths of a cross, and a circle complete;
An upright, where two semi-circles do meet;
A right-angled triangle standing on feet;
Two semi-circles, and a circle complete.

Can you figure this out?


The verse describes capital letters. So, the answer is TOBACCO.


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