American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The fine-grained wood of the orange tree, used in fine woodwork.
- n. fine-grained wood of an orange tree; used in fine woodwork
“Noreen pushed at my cuticles with an orangewood stick.”
“A manicurist should use cuticle softening oil after a warm soak, then gently ease them back with an orangewood stick.”
“Claudia simply laughed as she gently pushed back her cuticles with an orangewood stick she produced from her pocket.”
“They demand coaxing with a bristle brush and an orangewood stick.”
“He had a little fancy for the sea as well, and liked to pull an oar over to Capri on occasion, by which he could earn a few francs easier than he could saw them out of the orangewood.”
“And keep your orangewood stick handy; if you wipe off a mistake as soon as you make it, you won’t have to go over it later with remover.”
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