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slicker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slicker a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
    • n slicker someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    • n slicker a person with good manners and stylish clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slicker A waterproof coat.
    • n Slicker (Founding) That which makes smooth or sleek.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slicker etc. See sleeker, etc.
    • n slicker Same as silver-fish, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Slicker a tool for dressing the surface of leather
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Let Susie go to Slicker's tavern!
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
But she put on the slicker and started for the door.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
Have you boys brought your slickers with, you?
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
An' the young master be wishin' us to hev cleaner housen an' slicker, an' I be willin' to do't ef he wish, now!
"Culm Rock" by Glance Gaylord
As the men dismounted the light from the windows glistened on wet slickers.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
The inside of her was slicker'n any parlor car you ever saw.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Water dripped from her old pony hat and ran in little rivulets from a long, yellow slicker.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Here it was kept until taken to the "slickers" to be used.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
Yo' tongue lots slicker dan mine.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
You'd ought 'o have a slicker, no fancy 'raincoat,' but a real old-fashioned cow-puncher's oilskin.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
You'll have to be slicker than Dutch was.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
And the chocolate was slippery and slickered all over their chins.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Mr. Delton is a slicker article than we figgered on.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
Some officer had found an extra slicker for her and an umbrella.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
They don't make them any slicker than Dunc, dad gum his ugly hide!
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The red of Smith's skin changed to a curious yellow, not unlike the yellow of the slicker rolled on the back of his saddle.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Take off that slicker.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Made et slicker'n a greased griddle!
"Caesar Rodney's Ride" by Henry Fisk Carlton
He shook his slicker, and a spray of moisture flew about.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
He had no camping outfit, a bulkily rolled slicker forming his only burden.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
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In poetry:

I'll be the pride of the whole derned spread.
With a fust class Stetson on my head.
A bran new slicker tied on behind—
It's strange how yore clo'se improves your mind.
"All Dressed Up" by Bruce Kiskaddon
The old yaller slicker's the cowpuncher's friend—
His saddle is never without it—
It's rolled in a bundle and tied at each end,
But it's ready for service, don't doubt it.
"The Old Yaller Slicker" by Arthur Chapman
When the sun bathes the hills in a dazzling flow
Across which the cloud shadows flicker,
Then the night-herd's asleep, where the round-up tents show,
With his head on his old yaller slicker.
"The Old Yaller Slicker" by Arthur Chapman
Oh, it's wrinkled and torn, and it never looks new—
In the town it would stir up a snicker—
But the style can go hang—it's a friend tied and true,
is the cowpuncher's old yaller slicker.
"The Old Yaller Slicker" by Arthur Chapman
But in days when the rain drives aslant o'er the range,
And the far hills the storm king is hiding,
Then the old yaller slicker gleams ghostlike and strange
Where the tireless cowboy is riding.
"The Old Yaller Slicker" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Tech stars plan City Slickers-style cattle drive .
A city slicker 's guide to fly fishing in Colorado.
City slicker stumbles into great outdoors.
Loving life as a city slicker, college girl .
Recap for 'Doc Martin,' Episode Eighteen : 'City Slickers'.
The cheesy Maverick and the stilted Even Cowgirls Get the Blues have already tumbled into town, while City Slickers: The Legend of Curly's Gold and Wyatt Earp a la Kevin Costner aren't far behind.
City slickers looking for a bit of the old west can find it where they might not expect — eastern Oregon.
Sing Records reissues the Leopards' lost classic, Kansas City Slickers.
Our buddy Greg over at Riot on the Plaza clued us in on this rerelease of the Leopards ' 1977 album, Kansas City Slickers, back in June.
Blackwolf Run a bit brawnier, slicker for Women's Open.
Eco-friendly custom home to use Bejamin Obdyke Home Slicker .
Slicker, age 86 of Hobart passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Rensselaer Care Center.
He was born December 27, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late William and Lela Slicker .
New 'Total Recall' slicker but soulless .
New `Total Recall' slicker but soulless .
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