- And the next moment you could have knocked me down with a toothpick. - "Right Ho, Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
- He did, indeed, look like a little old man thoughtfully chewing on a toothpick. - "The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City", Laura Lee Hope.
- He wore toothpick- pointed shoes, and in my abstraction I had, it seemed, trodden cruelly on his toes. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.