Tip of the tongue  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (TOT or presque vu, from the French for "almost seen") is the failure to retrieve a word from memory, combined with partial recall and the feeling that retrieval is imminent.

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