chopsticks

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • chopsticks a pair of slender sticks made of wood, ivory, plastic, etc., used chiefly by the Chinese and Japanese to lift food into the mouth while dining; -- also commonly used around the world by persons of Oriental heritage or in restaurants serving oriental food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials
    • chopsticks Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used by the Chinese, Japanese, and Coreans in eating, instead of knives and forks. They are used in pairs, held between the thumb and the first and second fingers. Called hashi by the Japanese.
    • chopsticks singular In deep-sea fishing-tackle, a cross-stick, fastened to the line above the sinker, from which the short lines bearing the hooks are hung.
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Usage

In literature:

Anybody who can make a shoe-peg or wooden toothpick can make a chopstick.
"Punchinello Vol. II., No. 30, October 22, 1870" by Various
Among its furniture, the ivory chopsticks are the most novel.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
The Coreans eat their food with chopsticks, but contrary to the habits of their neighbours, the Chinese and the Japanese, spoons also are used.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
CHOPSTICK, FORK, AND SAUCER 107.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Lifting off the covers and adjusting my chopsticks deftly, I begin.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
The Chinaman dives in with his chopsticks, and aims for the best piece he sees.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
They use chopsticks in eating, as the people in China do.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
Everything from jiujitsu to eels and chopsticks catches me.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Each evening, daintily manipulating ivory chopsticks, he ate his supper of rice out of a dragon-bordered bowl.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
Say, Betty, I can play the base of chopsticks now!
"Exit Betty" by Grace Livingston Hill
They had eaten real Cantonese food, each using chopsticks, and they were full to the ears.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
After raw fish and mustard sauce came some other sort of fish cooked with pickled radishes, and very slippery on the chopsticks.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Grace before meat was a thing unknown to us; my brother, however, had a queer habit of bowing to his chopsticks at the close of meals.
"A Japanese Boy" by Shigemi Shiukichi
And as he sat, moody, his head on his hand, and looked down at the water, he beheld a chopstick floating on the surface of the stream.
"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Grace James
So the two most interested were seated at the piano, pretending to be the musicians doing "Chopsticks" to wedding march time.
"Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days" by Nell Speed
Their bare, black arms stuck out like chopsticks in a bowl of rice.
"Little Erik of Sweden" by Madeline Brandeis
The Chinese, long ago, used for the same purpose a little basket, with style attached, placed upon two even chopsticks.
"Telepathy and the Subliminal Self" by R. Osgood Mason
With their chopsticks they pick out some of the solid dishes, seasoning them with four or five different sauces.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by Péter Vay
But rice-bowls and chopsticks held their everyday place as of old.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
Chopsticks are used in lieu of knife and fork.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

Chopsticks & Banchan Korean Restaurant is one of a kind.
Park Place Congregational Church, 71 Park Place, will hold its annual Chopstick Auction on Saturday, Oct 13.
20 for a golden chopstick .
Ladies and gentlemen, start your chopsticks .
That's the point when things get hectic at a "Fun with Chopsticks " event Tuesday, Oct 16.
Chopsticks , Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral Razorbill, February 2012 Reviewed from Final Copy.
Chopsticks is a particularly interesting item from the buzzed-about portion of our contenda list.
I Don't Know How to Use Chopsticks .
Some wines go better with chopsticks .
The contraband included five elephant tusks and various ivory items, such as chopsticks, carvings, and hankos, which are traditional name seals.
Here are three places to twirl your chopsticks and slurp happily.
You probably have a kitchen drawer full of chopsticks from all the Chinese takeout you grab.
Put down the chopsticks, or maybe a fork, and ignore the stares from other diners, because the menu at Macky's Dim Sum presents a hand-eye coordination challenge.
It may also have been he who realized that the best way to fill these cakes is to dig out three holes with a chopstick and squeeze in the filling with a pastry bag.
Designer and ReadyMaker Stephan Vigues (who also created the much-talked-about iPad holder out of chopsticks) has transformed his love of Arizona Iced Tea into a functional way to "brighten your day"—or your desk.
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In science:

Beyond chopsticks: Symmetric equilibria in ma jority auction games.
The AND-OR game: Equilibrium Characterization (Working Paper)
Three-ob ject two-bidder simultaneous auctions: chopsticks and tetrahedra.
The AND-OR game: Equilibrium Characterization (Working Paper)
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