One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A stick of licorice candy.
- ‘The private, nonprofit rural hospital promoted the new policy by holding a news conference, offering a ‘cold turkey’ sandwich in the cafeteria and giving out licorice sticks, she said.’
- ‘Tear one of the shreds of licorice off the big licorice stick.’
- ‘It works, as the licorice stick nose gives way to a lightly sweet, soft and mouth-watering vodka that is delicate and refreshing, with some gentle spiciness on a clean finish.’
- ‘There were two candy bars, one cupcake, and three licorice sticks.’
- ‘‘Well,’ I began, pulling a few licorice sticks out of a bag.’
- ‘We had the presence to shine the light around the boat for another, as Johnny said often they twist and weave together in the trees like giant black licorice sticks.’
- ‘It bent the rifle into a circle as if it were no more than a licorice stick, then dropped it to grab its owner and ram his head against his partner's with an audible crack.’
- ‘When I had left, there had been four licorice sticks in it.’
- 1.1informal, dated A clarinet.
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