The manipulation of devil sticks (also devil-sticks, devilsticks, flower sticks, gravity sticks, or juggling sticks) is a form of gyroscopic juggling or equilibristics, consisting of manipulating one stick ("baton") between two other sticks held one in each hand. The baton is lifted, struck, or stroked alternately by the two control sticks ('handsticks' or 'sidesticks'), stabilising the baton through gyroscopic motion.
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“Pancakes and fritters,
Say the bells of St. Peters.
Two sticks and an apple,
Say the bells of Whitechapel.
Kettles and pans,
Say the bells of St. Anns.”
—Unknown. The Bells of London (l. 712)
“And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin
Is pride that apes humility.”
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834)