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orange stick

noun

  1. a slender, rounded stick, originally of orangewood, having tapered ends and used in manicuring, especially to push back the cuticles or clean the fingernails.


orange stick

noun

  1. a small stick used to clean the fingernails and cuticles, having one pointed and one rounded end


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Word History and Origins

Origin of orange stick1

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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Example Sentences

She pushed back the half-moons of his fingers with an orange stick dipped in cold-cream.

An orange stick can be substituted for a stiletto in case of emergency.

Keep nails short, and clean with nail brush each time the hands are washed and with orange stick when necessary.

An orange stick such as used for manicuring or hard pencil will be needed for the tracing.

A stiletto will answer the same purpose as the punch; or an orange stick may be pressed into service.

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