A roach clip is a clip, or holder, that is attached to a cigarette (usually a marijuana cigarette). Its purpose is to let the smoker smoke the last piece of the cigarette ("roach") without burning the lips or fingers, and to facilitate passing around the roach without dropping it.
The classic, most familiar roach clip is the hemostat, a surgical tool resembling a lightweight needle-nose pliers with loop handles and a locking mechanism, originally intended to clamp blood vessels closed during surgery. Their size (usually four to six inches in length) and shape (available with straight or bent tip) make them ideal for holding the burning end of a marijuana cigarette to the lips without burning them. They are popular enough as "roach clips" to be sold at "head shops", purveyors of drug paraphernalia.
Another popular type of roach clip is the alligator clip. These are generally smaller in size (one to three inches in length)than hemostats, but feature a spring to hold onto the roach without any sustained effort on the part of the smoker.
Message Edited by Bob Y. on 01-05-2007 09:55 AM
Message Edited by Bob Y. on 01-05-2007 09:57 AM
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
I got mine just a few minutes ago.
And it also seems to come from New Zealand - hm.. I'd rather have gone there and get it.. 😄
I also appreciate it - it shows that NI honors what we do here.
I just got mine.
And it also comes from
Now I can choose which star to throw......