Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A toothpick.

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Examples

  • The chew stick, or chewing stick or toothstick, was a piece of twig.

    June 26, 1498 | clusterflock

  • Al – Ahnaf, ‘Part thy hair and trim thy moustachio and pare thy nails and pluck thine armpits and shave thy pubes268 and ever use the toothstick because therein be two and seventy virtues, and make the Ghusl or complete ablution on Friday, as an expiation for all between the Fridays.’ —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Having performed the greater ablution, and used the toothstick as directed, and dressed ourselves in white clothes, which the

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • He dressed simply, but very cleanly, and, like Abdulla, spent public hours with toothpick and toothstick.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • (Amomum granum Paradisi), fresh or old, is not only a toothstick, but a fetish of superior power when carried on journeys.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Quoth Ahnaf, 'Part thy hair and trim thy moustache and clip thy nails and pluck out the hair of thine armpits and shave thy pubes and be constant in the use of the toothstick, for therein are two-and-seventy virtues, and make the Friday

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • [FN#40] Siwaka, a toothstick, (acc.) means also "other than thee."

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume III

  • Quoth Al-Ahnaf, 'Part thy hair and trim thy moustachio and pare thy nails and pluck thine armpits and shave thy pubes [FN#268] and ever use the toothstick because therein be two and seventy virtues, and make the Ghusl or complete ablution on Friday, as an expiation for all between the Fridays.'

    Arabian nights. English

  • Kays replied to Al-Mu'awiyah's [FN#269] question, 'And ever use the toothstick, because therein be two end seventy virtues and make the complete Friday ablution as an expiation for all between the two Fridays.'

    Arabian nights. English

  • 'As the toothstick beautifies teeth e'en so * Must prickle to coynte as a toothstick be.

    Arabian nights. English

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