Dandy-stick meaning

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.

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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.

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