mopstick

mopstick

(ˈmɒpˌstɪk)
n
1. a mop handle
2. (Music, other) an upright rod for lifting the damper of a piano
3. slang a fool or an idiot
4. US a person who does odd jobs in a bar or saloon in exchange for drinks
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Drifting in and out of recurring memories, Carver attempts to find affirmation in a life dominated by brutality and rage and only dimly penetrated by his imagined relationship with Angie, the "angelic" daughter of his friend, Mopstick.
The Quick Change[TM] Mopstick with "Green" Firm-Grip[TM] Metal Handle features:
Vathek author William Beckford's burlesque of women's writing of the 1790s, Azemia: A Descriptive and Sentimental Novel (1797), mocks Smith's form, as well as the practice of publishing sonnets in novels by having pensive heroines extemporaneously compose them, with "Elegiac Sonnet to a Mopstick," 2 vols.
There is a useful glossary at the end of the book explaining for the uninitiated the mysteries of such things as Prell-mechanik and mopstick dampers.