from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of slick.
- n. A narrow vein of ore.
- n. A whipping with a hickory switch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of smoothing.
- n. Narrow veins of ore.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The boys resorted to all sorts of tactics to avoid the dreaded haircut, such as slicking their hair back with Vaseline to make it appear shorter.
"We were talking about a smoking jacket and an ascot and were messing around with the idea of slicking his hair back, but we decided to invent our own thing.
Wetting the hair for the purpose of "slicking" it or combing it, is about as bad a thing as could be done; for the moisture sets up a sort of rancid fermentation in the natural oil of the scalp, giving the well-known sour smell to hair that is combed instead of brushed, and furnishing a splendid soil for germs and bugs of all sorts to breed in.
When I woke up for the fifth or sixth time, there was the turkey, standing behind a low brush pile and just slicking down out of strut, 25 yards away.
He started to sweat as he edged closer, tongue slicking his lower lip in concentration.
And then, when Hank climbed on top her after taking a shower and slicking his charcoal hair back with a comb, all she could think about was her son and the pain he must be in, holding it all in while he waited for his mommy.
Then came beauty clay slicking back the actor's hair ... 22 different colors of makeup covering the actors face, hands, and arms, 150 yards of acid-rotted linen (passed through an oven, so it looked decayed), bandages taped in the body joints so that the star could move, and a dusting of Fuller's earth.
Near the center of the room stood a reigning national fencing champion advancing nimbly up the strip, before darting back under pressure from her coach, sweat slicking the back of her neck under a tight bun.
Early in the new millennium, art galleries started to migrate into, and adjacent to, Culver City, taking over storefronts and warehouses and slicking them up with de rigueur tall white walls, elegant track lighting and smooth concrete floors.
I hurried into the restroom while I was waiting for my beverages and did damage control, wetting a paper towel to rub over my face and slicking on a coat of pink lip gloss and running a brush through the snarls in my hair.