Origin of alpenstock
Examples from the Web for alpenstock
The pick, and the long stick he used as an alpenstock, he balanced horizontally after the manner of a rope-walker.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
Stand up as I do, and hold your alpenstock behind you like this.The Crystal Hunters|George Manville Fenn
He poked his alpenstock, lance-fashion, into Winterbourne's bench and tried to crack the lump of sugar with his teeth.
Winterbourne presently released the child, who departed, dragging his alpenstock along the path.
There are artisans all about Switzerland whose trade it is to burn these things upon the alpenstock of the tourist.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)