(plural dandy sticks)
- 1869, November, Philip Quilibet, The Galaxy: an Illustrated Magazine of Entertaining Reading, volume 8, article “Drift-Wood”, page 709:
- To figure a New York judge aright, and to describe his costume in its true colors, I would dress him in a bottle-green velvet shooting-coat, with a crimson cravat, a flashy diamond to his shirt, and with light gray or yellow trousers; for the “ray of glory about his head,” I would put a jaunty “wide awake;” for “the balance in his right hand,” a dandy stick; for “Mercy on his left,” should stand some dog-fancier, horse-jockey, or Ward politician.
- 1901, M. P. Shiel, The Lord of the Sea, chapter 32 “Wonder” (ebook):
- In June, John Loveday being then at Westring, one morning O’Hara arrived, he, too, having left mediæval chasubles to grind at war, and though he no longer taught Hogarth, a relation persisted between them; and always not far from O’Hara was to be found Harris, living now on the pinnacle of dandy bliss, twisting a dandy stick.