Mopstick

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mopstick The long handle of a mop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mopstick In the pianoforte, a vertical rod at the rear end of a key, by which the damper is raised when the key is depressed. Also mapstick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mopstick mop′stik in an old pianoforte movement, a rod which raises the damper as the key is depressed
    • Mopstick Also Map′stick
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Usage

In literature:

But oh, the aching of my ankles, when I went to bed that night; I was forced to help myself upstairs with a couple of mopsticks!
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
Comes any of them around me and I'll take my mopstick over the heads of them.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Here, then, is one that has gained nothing by kings being put down, for I am ruled with a mopstick of iron.
"White Lies" by Charles Reade
But oh, the aching of my ankles, when I went to bed that night; I was forced to help myself upstairs with a couple of mopsticks!
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Death's head upon a mopstick, lads!
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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