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Sleekit

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sleekit (Scot.) having a smooth skin: sly, cunning, fair-spoken
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie, O what a panic's in thy breastie.
"Society for Pure English Tract 4" by John Sargeaunt
Will not one of you come forward and dry my sleekit locks?
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
I did nae think the sleekit sinner had art enough to play't.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
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In poetry:

The farmer's son, young Rabbie Steel—
A weel-faur'd, sleekit, pawkie chiel—
Sune wan her he'rt, an' hoo, gude kens,
Gat Mysie on his finger en's.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
"Weel, neebor, for you an' puir Mary I'm wae,
That a chiel like Tam Broon shou'd ha'e tack'lt ye sae;
I ken him fu' weel, an' he's gi'en to the dram,
But sleekit, an' pawkie, and guid at a sham."
"The Ballad O' Mary Muiren" by Janet Hamilton