Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used by the Chinese, Japanese, and Coreans in eating, instead of knives and forks. They are used in pairs, held between the thumb and the first and second fingers. Called
hashiby the Japanese.
- singular In deep-sea fishing-tackle, a cross-stick, fastened to the line above the sinker, from which the short lines bearing the hooks are hung.
- n. Plural form of chopstick. This word most often occurs in the plural.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a pair of slender sticks made of wood, ivory, plastic, etc., used chiefly by the Chinese and Japanese to lift food into the mouth while dining; -- also commonly used around the world by persons of Oriental heritage or in restaurants serving oriental food.
“Serving as a middleman between the steamers and the chopsticks is a basic cushion.”
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“In the first scene take chopsticks from the waiter.”
“Liam - who branded fashion models "chopsticks" - always used touring with his band as an opportunity to indulge in his love of shopping - unlike his guitarist brother Noel, who recently quit the group.”
“Never rest your chopsticks horizontally on top of your plate or bowl - The plate forms a circle, which is pronounced "en," which can also mean "relationship," and so symbolically crossing out the "relationship" with your chopsticks is an offense to your dining partner”
“My chopsticks were the best, silver too, each pair connected by a little chain, so they could never be separated, never lost.”
“And so now the "chopsticks" are in their hands and I am getting some much needed food and rest in those areas.... and allowing me to spend more time in other needful areas.”
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