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Here I am again with a fifth See me once riddle. Have fun finding the answer!

see me once, I'm taped together as a twist.
see me twice, used by both chef and geologist.

see me once, icky sticky but everywhere in use.
see me twice, my subjects I like to abuse.

Although the answer has already been found, here is a hint. (For the people reusing this riddle. Answers here do not have to include this hint - but feel free if you want to):

see me once, some people like to inhale
see me twice, eat me fresh or else I go stale

Here are the previous riddles in this series (the solutions there have nothing to do with this one, only the process of getting there).
#1, #2, #3, #4

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  • $\begingroup$ Been a while; maybe time for a hint? $\endgroup$
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ It's only been 8 hours. Usually better to wait about a day. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 22:14

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I think you are:

Tar

see me once, I'm taped together as a twist.

"Tar Tape" used around the handle of a baseball bat.

see me twice, used by both chef and geologist.

Tartar sauce and Cream of Tartar

see me once, icky sticky but everywhere in use.

Used on roads everywhere

see me twice, my subjects I like to abuse.

tartar : a person of irritable or violent temper.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes I am! I'm not sure if I understand your explanation for the first clue. I'll accept your answer when you get that one right. $\endgroup$
    – kscherrer
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 6:23
  • $\begingroup$ I updated my guess for first clue to be more specific. If that's not what you had in mind, I'm not sure what it would be. $\endgroup$
    – MetaZen
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ What I had in mind was rot13(gncr nepuvir (gne)) but yours makes sense too I guess :) $\endgroup$
    – kscherrer
    Commented Sep 29, 2018 at 7:38
  • $\begingroup$ I actually thought about that! But didn't get the twist part :) $\endgroup$
    – MetaZen
    Commented Sep 29, 2018 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ the twist was only for rhyming reasons :) $\endgroup$
    – kscherrer
    Commented Sep 30, 2018 at 12:58

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