licorice stick

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licorice stick (plural licorice sticks)

  1. A long thin cylindrical confection flavored with licorice.
  2. (slang) A clarinet.
    • 2012, Claire Germain Nail, Saint Sullivan's Daughter, page 262:
      All he does is play that licorice stick like a goddamn angel. The patron saint of the clarinet, far as I'm concerned—fit for the angel choir.