from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for cleaning the ear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An instrument for removing wax from the ear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
instrumentfor removing waxfrom the ear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Today we have the mimikaki for the those who demand only the best when it comes to sticking things into their ears — an 18K gold maneki neko earpick.
As promised, today we start our new Mimikaki of the Day series, which will be highlighting unique Japanese earpick designs.
In line with the JAPUNDIT philosophy that no horse is too dead to flog (as demonstrated by our numerous articles on sushi and Hello Kitty goods), starting from tomorrow (February 9) we will be highlighting a unique or interesting earpick design on a daily basis.
Today we will take one more step up the mimikaki food chain with the Mimi Look DX LP-2008 mimi means “ear”, the mimikaki that combines an earpick with a light and magnifying lens.
A search on “earpick” will net you only about 10% of that number, mostly for sites that have nothing at all to do with sticking things in your ear.
The greatest Hello Kitty accessory, ever: the light-up Hello Kitty earpick!
He may perchance find a few of the curved Omani daggers with handsome sheaths adorned with filigree silver, to which is usually attached, by a leather thong, a thorn extractor, an earpick, and a spike.
It is recorded that Queen Elizabeth carried her earpick of gold ornamented with pearls and diamonds.
The little set, which was worn at a lady's chatelaine in the eighteenth century, shown in Fig. 66, consists of toothpick, earpick, and tongue scraper of silver, whereas the set illustrated in Fig. 67 includes tweezers, a nail knife, and other instruments.
I made another six on the spot, and this is the way in which I contrived to write them, I had let the nail of my little finger grow long to serve as an earpick; I out it to a point, and made a pen of it.