Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of sicker: certain
  • adj. Alternative spelling of sicker: secure
  • adv. Alternative spelling of sicker: certainly
  • adv. Alternative spelling of sicker: securely

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See sicker.

Etymologies

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From Middle English siker ("secure, safe, stable, certain; gewiss, securely, safely, certainly"), from Old English sicer. For more, see sicker.

Examples

  • "I think not," she said; "Saunders says that his mother is the most 'siccar' housekeeper that he kens of, and that after a while ye get to mind her tongue nae mair nor the mill fanners."

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Hercules was the son of Zeus, who made the night last fortyeight hours in order to ` mak 'siccar'; Romulus and Remus were sons of Mars; Alexander of Apollo and so on.

    The Book Of THoTH, Popular Articles from The Archive Category - UFO Section 1

  • Gall gave them a victory, and Crazy Horse made siccar, as my wife would say.

    Isabelle

  • Presumably George was just "makin 'siccar", as he would say.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • The reason, according to Little An, was that the Big Barbarian was scared the prisoners would be murdered if he moved; knowing Elgin, I was sure there must be more to it; in fact, he and Grant were just "makking siccar", as my wife would say, counting on the very error which I heard Little An making to Yehonala.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • But although I have never seen a live snake in this country myself, still one hears such unpleasant stories about them that it is just as well to what the Scotch call "mak siccar" with a candle before beginning a constitutional in the dark.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • Launcelot, comfort yourself; for it shall be unto us a great honour and much more than if we died in any other places, for of death we be siccar.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • That much we ken, and there's nae sae much more we can be siccar of.

    Between You and Me

  • A body would be a fool to do sae unless he waur sure and siccar against loss.

    Between You and Me

  • And it's human to be wanting to mak 'siccar that the wife and the bairns will be all richt if a man dees before his time.

    Between You and Me

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