chopsticks

Part of speech: noun

Slender rods, used in China, to convey food to the mouth.

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Usage examples "chopsticks":

  1. The Japanese had heard that the Dutch people like cheese, walk in wooden shoes, eat with forks, instead of chopsticks, and the women wear twenty petticoats apiece, while the men sport jackets with two gold buttons, and folks generally do things the other way from that which was common in Japan. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
  2. The last dish presented was an enormous lacquer box of rice, from which all the bowls were filled- the rice being thence carried to the mouth of each guest by means of chopsticks, in the use of which it is only practice that makes perfect. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
  3. He picked up a bowl of rice, stirred it critically with one of the chopsticks their jailers had provided, and snuffed at the mixture. - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.