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snuff stick

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  1. a twig, stick, or brush used to apply snuff on the teeth or gums.
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Origin of snuff stick

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called snuff brush.
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Historical Examples

  • She held her snuff-stick between her teeth and the child on her lap, with an easy professional air.

    In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • “Waal,” she remarked, removing her snuff-stick and expectorating into the fire.