from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for cleaning the ear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for removing wax from the ear.

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  • noun An instrument for removing wax from the ear.


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ear +‎ pick


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  • Today we have the mimikaki for the those who demand only the best when it comes to sticking things into their ears — an 18K gold maneki neko earpick.

    Mimikaki of the Day #3 – 18K Gold Maneki Neko » Japundit Blog 2005

  • As promised, today we start our new Mimikaki of the Day series, which will be highlighting unique Japanese earpick designs.

    Mimikaki of the Day #1 – Katana » Japundit Blog 2005

  • In line with the JAPUNDIT philosophy that no horse is too dead to flog (as demonstrated by our numerous articles on sushi and Hello Kitty goods), starting from tomorrow (February 9) we will be highlighting a unique or interesting earpick design on a daily basis.

    Pickin’ and grinnin’ » Japundit Blog 2005

  • Today we will take one more step up the mimikaki food chain with the Mimi Look DX LP-2008 mimi means “ear”, the mimikaki that combines an earpick with a light and magnifying lens.

    Mimikaki of the Day #9 – Mimi Look DX » Japundit Blog 2005

  • A search on “earpick” will net you only about 10% of that number, mostly for sites that have nothing at all to do with sticking things in your ear.

    Pickin’ and grinnin’ » Japundit Blog 2005

  • The greatest Hello Kitty accessory, ever: the light-up Hello Kitty earpick!

    Boing Boing: November 11, 2001 - November 17, 2001 Archives 2001

  • He may perchance find a few of the curved Omani daggers with handsome sheaths adorned with filigree silver, to which is usually attached, by a leather thong, a thorn extractor, an earpick, and a spike.

    Southern Arabia Mabel Bent

  • It is recorded that Queen Elizabeth carried her earpick of gold ornamented with pearls and diamonds.

    Chats on Household Curios 1900

  • The little set, which was worn at a lady's chatelaine in the eighteenth century, shown in Fig. 66, consists of toothpick, earpick, and tongue scraper of silver, whereas the set illustrated in Fig. 67 includes tweezers, a nail knife, and other instruments.

    Chats on Household Curios 1900

  • I made another six on the spot, and this is the way in which I contrived to write them, I had let the nail of my little finger grow long to serve as an earpick; I out it to a point, and made a pen of it.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt 1827


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