stick-up n

1  A long, narrow oyster n B1. NJ Cf coon oyster n

1881 Ingersoll Oyster-Industry 249 NJ, Stickup—A long, thin oyster, growing in mud, etc. (Dennis creek, New Jersey.) 1894 DN 1.334 NJ, Stickup: a long, thin oyster; so called in Cape May from the fact that it “stickups,” as oystermen say, in the mud. 1907 NJ Ag. Exper. Stations Annual Rept. for 1906 27.353, [Caption:] Side view of a Barnegat natural cluster of “stick-ups.”

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