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Puckery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Puckery Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles.
    • Puckery Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker; as, a puckery taste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • puckery Producing or tending to produce puckers: as, a puckery taste (that is, a bitter or astringent taste such as may cause the mouth to pucker).
    • puckery Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles: said especially of a textile fabric.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Puckery astringent: tending to wrinkle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Poke, a bag, and Pock.

Usage

In literature:

There was a smile in his puckery eyes.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
You have a little puckery frown between your eyes, whenever you look at Florence and me.
"A Sweet Little Maid" by Amy E. Blanchard
If Pugwash had a watery mouth when he married, I guess it's pretty puckery by this time.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
It was Fred who was the first to notice that the piece of cake he was devouring had a peculiar puckery taste.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Her mouth seemed to grow more puckery every moment, and she wondered whether it would ever be any better.
"Ruby at School" by Minnie E. Paull
It has a puckery taste till it, but no rasp.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
The fruit is so puckery that it almost strangles one.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
It isn't a weakness, as your puckery, sour people pretend.
"Folly as It Flies" by Fanny Fern
There were fine, puckery lines at her eyes.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Hop-Pickle's off to a puckery start.
FOR cooks of a lemon-loving persuasion, a puckery citrus curd is the culinary analogue of a chocolate fanatic's fudgy ganache.
Cuban sandwiches, take one: Blazing Onion, Chambers Bay Grill, Powerhouse Brewery and Panera serve puckery sandwiches full of pork.
Nick Malgieri adds a puckery note to his gingersnap cookies by sandwiching them with a fresh lemon cream.
Sometimes, you need just one lovingly crafted, ice-cold, puckery margarita at the end of a difficult day.
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