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orange stick (plural orange sticks)

  1. A thin stick used in manicuring, with one tapered and one pointed end.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 114,
      Zooey suddenly turned around, opened the medicine cabinet, replaced his nail file, and took down a remarkably stubby-looking orange stick.