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licorice stick

slang A clarinet. He says this old licorice stick belonged to some guy called Artie Shaw, but I have no idea who that is. Man, I haven't played the licorice stick since I had my tonsils out last year.
See also: licorice, stick
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licorice stick

(ˈlɪkrɪʃ stɪk)
n. a clarinet. (Jazz musicians.) Man, can he play the licorice stick.
See also: licorice, stick
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