from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Candy made in the form of sticks.
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From a pedestal of boxes fairly bulging with red-wheeled go-carts, one keen young elbow rammed for balance into a gay glassy shelf of stick-candy, green tissue garlands tickling across her cheek, she sped the message to her mother.
Oh, ay! I've knowed Pinch-a-Penny to drop the price of stick-candy when he had put the price of flour too high for anybody's comfort.
-- red-and-white stick-candy of the variety that she had often seen selling at street corners (out of show-cases that went on wheels).
"Well, I'll tell you now that he didn't," was the answer, "nor for a pocketful of red stick-candy which he took from a jar.