One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin stick, pointed at one end and typically made of orange wood, used for manicuring the fingernails.
- ‘Gently roll back the cuticle with an orange stick.’
- ‘Cuticles nicely softened by this point, Maxine softly pushed them back with an orange stick, removing any stray skin which was falling away.’
- ‘I will not be using an orange stick to clean them off.’
- ‘Instead, push back the dead cuticle after showering when the cuticle is soft, using a towel or an orange stick (a stick made especially for taming cuticles that's available at drugstores).’
- ‘Before color is applied to nails, they must be cleaned and the easiest way to do this is with an orange stick that has been wrapped with cotton.’
orange stick/ˈôrənj ˌstik/
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