Thai stick

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Thai stick (countable and uncountable, plural Thai sticks)

  1. (uncountable) A particularly strong variety of marijuana, originally from Thailand.
    • 2011, David Smith, Marooned: The Transformation of an Urban Dope Fiend, →ISBN, page 45:
      Our main objective was to score some Thai-stick.
    • 2014, Jamie Flynn, The Summer of 76: A Journey to Self Discovery, →ISBN:
      This was pretty standard, unless you're talking about some primo smoke from Hawaii, or Thai stick, from Thailand.
    • 2015, Donald Krimes, The Unknown Vietnam War Veteran, →ISBN, page 153:
      I shot pool for a few hours and smoked some Thai stick. The Thai stick was always fresh and potent over there.
  2. (countable) A cigar made from Thai stick leaves, ready for smoking.
    • 2013, Peter Maguire & ‎Mike Ritter, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade, →ISBN:
      The American stayed with a farmer and his wife, and before bed they brought him sweetened milk, cookies, and a mosquito net. Even before he had smoked a Thai stick, Mike Ritter was totally smitten by Thailand and the warmth of its people.
    • 2013, David Hale Smith, Dallas Noir, →ISBN, page 147:
      Danny snorted another line of crystal and stashed the rest in the trunk, except a Thai stick he decided he'd hit as he sailed along Hampton Road on his drive home.
    • 2016 -, Chris Mosquera, Damian Garcia: Phd Drug Smuggler, →ISBN:
      It is common for the host to offer each guest a gold cigarette case with ten Thai sticks as a party gift or after they close a deal.
  3. (countable, music, usually in the plural) A bundle of thin bamboo sticks used for percussion.
    • 2002, Modern Drummer: MD. - Volume 26, Issues 7-12, page 56:
      Each model also has a rubber cap over the butt end of the bundle, so if you want a totally "click-free" sound for certain sections of a song, you can flip the Thai stick over and use the back end.
    • 2004, Percussive Arts Society, Percussive notes - Volume 42, page 64:
      Instruments used in the songs include drumset, djun-djun, Udu drums, metal guiro, Thai sticks, bata drums, cajon, surdo, shekere, klong yaw (a drum from Thailand, like a djembe), doumbek, asonga (hybrid standing drum by Remo), tubano (another drum by Remo), and various exotic cymbals.
    • 2007, Ken Albertsen, Farmsteading in Thailand, →ISBN, page 60:
      . Intense trap-set drumming with mega 'rim shots' proved that our Thai Sticks made from bundled bamboo were tougher than wood sticks commonly used by drummers.