CHOPSTICKS , the "
See also:English " name for the pair of small tapering sticks used by the
See also:Chinese and
See also:Japanese in eating . " Chop " is pidgin-English for "
See also:quick," the Chinese word for the articles being kwai-tsze, meaning " the quick ones." " Chopsticks " are commonly made of
See also:bone or ivory, somewhat longer and slightly thinner than a lead-pencil . Held between the thumb and fingers of the right
See also:hand, they are used as
See also:tongs to take up portions of the
See also:food, which is brought to table cut up into small and convenient pieces, or as means for sweeping the
See also:rice and small particles of food into the mouth from the bowl . Many rules of
See also:etiquette govern the proper conduct of the chop-sticks; laying them across the bowl is a sign that the
See also:guest wishes to leave the table; they are not used during a
See also:time of
See also:mourning, when food is eaten with the fingers; and various methods of handling them
See also:form a secret
See also:code of signalling .
FREDERIC FRANCOIS CHOPIN (1810-1849)
CHORAGUS (the Lat. form of Gr. xopaybs or xop1176s,...
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