toothpick


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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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Press the toothpick into the glue and allow to cool.
He added that the toothpick was not detected by the doctors in the local hospital because tiny items such as coins can be missed in x-rays.
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Bake for 20-25 mins until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out relatively clean.
After lunch, he sat back in the chair (he had a big beer gut) and with his beloved toothpick dangling from his mouth, asked for a beer.
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Those who responded yes were further asked 'Please tell me what else you use for cleaning your teeth other than brushing?' In response to this question, 13% said they use a thread, 45% said toothpick, 9% said a mint or chewing gum, 13% said mouth wash, 29% said they gargle after eating, 49% said others and 1% did not know or wish to respond.
In an episode of the BBC series - which ended last night - the young animal was shown lying dead after its mother had mistaken the plastic toothpick for healthy food.
In the episode of the BBC show, the animal was shown lying dead after its mother had mistaken the plastic toothpick for food.
A wooden toothpick had perforated the rectum in three different sites and was stuck in the mesentery of the upper rectum.
The T-Pik is designed to work like a toothpick and remove material caught between the teeth.
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