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licorice stick

noun, Slang.
a clarinet.
Origin of licorice stick
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He held up the licorice-stick and traced a wavery little line round it with his finger-nail.

    The Very Small Person Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • The licorice-stick was so shiny and black, and he had laid his tongue on it one sweet instant, so he knew just how good it tasted.

    The Very Small Person Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • She would open it by-and-by and find the golden alley and the singing-top and the licorice-stick.

    The Very Small Person Annie Hamilton Donnell
Slang definitions & phrases for licorice-stick

licorice stick

noun phrase

The clarinet (1930s+ Jive talk)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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