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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 Sep 27 '18 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ It's only been 8 hours. Usually better to wait about a day. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Sep 27 '18 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. $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Sep 28 '18 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 Sep 28 '18 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ What I had in mind was rot13(gncr nepuvir (gne)) but yours makes sense too I guess :) $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Sep 29 '18 at 7:38
  • $\begingroup$ I actually thought about that! But didn't get the twist part :) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Sep 29 '18 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ the twist was only for rhyming reasons :) $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Sep 30 '18 at 12:58

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