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1710, from mop (n.) + stick (n.).

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Examples from the Web for mopstick

Historical Examples

  • When you need me you can send a telegram from the railroad station at Mopstick.

    Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning

    Graham M. Dean

  • One olive is as like another as one mopstick is like another.

  • Here, then, is one that has gained nothing by kings being put down, for I am ruled with a mopstick of iron.

    White Lies

    Charles Reade

  • Mopstick, mop′stik, n. in an old pianoforte movement, a rod which raises the damper as the key is depressed.

  • Far down the rails he could see the cluster of buildings that was Mopstick, but the limited shot by without stopping.