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toothpick

(to͞oth′pĭk′)
n.
A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth.

toothpick

Any small tapering sliver of wood or other material used to remove food debris from between the teeth. Early examples were made of gold, carved bone, or ivory.

tooth·pick

(tūthpik)
Small wood sliver or thin plastic device used to remove food particles from the interdental space.
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If you are lucky to have a sweet potato plant like my grandma used to have in the pint jar with tooth picks holding it up in the water, take a runner and cut it up in four-inch lengths and root them.
I remember this plant Grandma used to make: she'd put about four tooth picks around the potato to hold it up so about half would be in the water and the other half above the jar neck.
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If the food is cut, carved or pierced with tooth picks, they will not be accepted by most food pantries.
This class of people also used almost four times as much tooth picks as HSES students.
Four tenders for the supply of (a) 33 x 33 & 24 x 24 double layer towels, (b) tooth picks mint welded, (c) 7.5 x 7.5 cms bowel with cover & (d) perfumes.
The singer insists her coltish legs which she describes as "tooth picks" run in the family.
The ship also gets through 1.7m eggs, 420,000 packets of cereal, 38,000lbs of smoke salmon, 346,000 gallons of fruit juice, 249,000lbs of potatoes, and 540,000 tooth picks a year.
But you can include caddy spoons, tooth picks, tiny cases in silver and ivory, ink stands, smelling bottles, corset hooks, sugar knippers, snuff boxes, watch chains and so on.
The 24-year-old star claimed her coltish legs which she describes as "tooth picks" run in the family.
Doing her impression of Bridget Bones, the yo-yo dieting 38-year-old appears more gaunt than ever, and her legs now resemble a couple of tooth picks.