Origin of strick
Examples from the Web for stricks
In the case of hackling by machinery, the flax is first roughed and arranged in stricks, as above described under hand hackling.
At other times, the thin ends of the stricks are also cut off by the same instrument.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
British Dictionary definitions for stricks
Word Origin for strick
Word Origin and History for stricks
"bundle of broken hemp, etc.," c.1400, from root of strike (v.). Also as a verb (c.1400).