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Sleeking

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sleeking the act of making smooth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. slíkr, sleek; cf. Dut. slijk, Ger. schlick, grease.

Usage

In literature:

There they lined up just outside the surf, their sleek heads glossy with the wet, their calm, soft eyes fixed unblinkingly on us.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
They grew sleek and fat and each day they basked longer in the warm sunshine.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
Everything seemed to be in its appointed place, even to the sleek cat sleeping on the hearth.
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
Had he, then, some enemy of old hidden under one of those sleek surfaces?
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
Behind him, upright with a sleek bowed head, was Evasio Mon.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
I confess that I did take a malicious pleasure in rubbing their sleek fur the wrong way.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
How are the politicians' park hacks to be kept sleek if the troop-horse don't tighten his girth a bit?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug. 22, 1917" by Various
Your hair will get quite smooth and sleek.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
Another was older, fifty at least, sleek and well dressed.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
He was quite happy; he was good-humoured; he was fat and sleek.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
Long and lean and wiry is he, fine drawn and sleek as a trained racehorse, with a brush nearly two feet long!
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
And "Skilly" grew sleek.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 15, 1917" by Various
Many sleek youths, of a type he had seen on Broadway, arrived.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Standing on the float, hat in hand, he bowed his sleek blond head to Stella.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Culver Rann makes me think of a sleek and shining serpent.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Each had the same sleek brown hair, the same ivory complexion.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
Like a cat, he is generally sleek and has become an adept in the art of ingratiating himself with those who wear skirts and dispense comforts.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 25, 1891" by Various
No end of royal nursing could keep it looking sleek and proper.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Sleek-haired STANSFELDUS also, MUNDELLA of the Beak.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, February 6, 1892" by Various
He was black and sleek, and we could make out his sweeping scimitar horns.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

His hair upon his thoughtful brow
Came smoothly clipped, and sleek,
But ran into a curl somehow
Beside his merrier cheek.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
The diamonds shone like broken glass
Upon the midnight street
And all atop the walls were wet
Their white eyes glint & sleek
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
What know I,
As I bite the blue veins of the throbbing sky;
To the quarry's breast
Hot from the sides of the sleek smooth nest?
"Gisli: The Chieftain" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Our chariots were well-built and firm,
Well-matched our steeds, and fleet and strong.
Four, sleek and large, each chariot drew,
And eastward thus we drove along.
"Celebrating A Hunting Expedition" by Confucius
Unknown it came up from the evening meadows;
No trace of whence it wandered could be found;
No one had ever known so fair a creature —
So white and sleek, in all the country round.
"The Lay Of The White Heifer" by Cicely Fox Smith
The girls (just like them!) all agree
To praise J. Jones, Esquire:
I ask them what on earth they see
About him to admire?
They cry "He is so sleek and slim,
It's quite a treat to look at him!"
"Size And Tears" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Using klear technology, Sleek deliver a unique audio experience for listeners both wirelessly or wired.
Modern radiators have slim, sleek lines and may be made of aluminum, copper or even high-temperature plastic.
Taylor Swift paired her strapless sequined gold gown with emerald earrings and a sleek, side ponytail at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov 20.
And great people watching - this sleek, sophisticated sushi bar, robata grill and shochu lounge has all the necessary components for a fun happy hour.
Sleek and spare figures to be the fashion statement for this year's lineup of running shoe styles.
Other casual furniture and accessories will appear in other parts of the sleek, modernistic building near the central bus terminal outside the.
Waco's sleekly modern Riverside home.
Sleek and streamlined ensemble gives wearer simple elegance.
While the suits looked sleek on the outside, inside they were packed with heat- and flame-resistant fiber Nomex and sometimes Kevlar to insure driver safety.
The gallery and showroom are a testament to the tire brand's sleek image.
Dark wood and a sleek interior give the gallery a modern, sophisticated look.
The vessels are not sleek.
Delp was the first of many passengers to officially enter the airport 's sleek, new passenger concourse, which was fully operational to ticket holders Wednesday morning.
INTERVIEWS Kelly Clarkson Battles the Elements in Sleek 'Catch My Breath ' Video.
The sleek Alexander McQueen dress Pippa wore on her sister's big day is now on sale.
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In science:

Quasars, Seyfert galaxies and so on are sleek machines.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
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