Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of stabbing or piercing. The act of thrusting a knife or spear into the neck or body of a beast.
- n. Stitching; needlework.
- n. The, act of coming to a stop. Compare sticking-place.
- n. Specifically plural The last of a cow's milk; strippings.
- n. In billiards, the act or operation of landing the cue-ball close to a cushion for safety.
- n. In cricket, batting entirely on the defensive; batting not to make runs, but to keep in.
- v. present participle of stick.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from stick, v.
- adj. extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
“And so it was with them all; buried in the depths of the pocket, or with its title sticking out, the paper was everywhere, even as the article was certain to be in every mind; and we imagined the Nabob upstairs, exchanging amiable sentences with his guests, who could have recited to him word for word the horrible things printed concerning him.”
“But seriously does anyone think that what Iran and the Middle East needs right now is the U.S. deciding that we need to be MORE involved in sticking our noses where it does not belong???”
“Posted May 17, 2010 at 6: 04 am | Permalink looks dope, i just cant imagine the work hours spent in sticking the tiles one by one”
“Considering how far the work on scramjets has gotten the main sticking point is a turbojet with the capacity to accelerate the craft to high mach 3 speed at which juncture the ramjet would take over and the turbojet would be hidden in an enclosure.”
“Yes the main sticking point is that the funds are not there, but with the right program I think we can do it.”
“Not exactly clear what the cause was, but camera close-ups show something pointy-looking yup, that's the scientific term sticking out of the ground.”
“What is the point in sticking with a theory that is demonstrably false.”
“If you want to use the photo of, say, Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, Corbis will sell you a digital copy and sell you some rights.”
“I opened its mouth to find a broadhead sticking from the back of the lower jaw.”
“There wasn't much point in sticking a thumb in her eye, effectively to no effect, to vote 'no,'" said Marshall.”
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