from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See beggar ticks.
  • n. See bur marigold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hackelia virginiana, a biennial plant native to Eastern North America, with sticky burrs.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

stick +‎ tight


  • Removing the appropriate panel in the center of the deck, he made sure it was fastened to a sticktight on one wall so it wouldn't go sliding down into the water that filled the lower half of the skimmer.

    Drowning World

  • He shook the sticktight, found a public comm, woke the Angel City station chief, explained where the Med Center information was hidden.


  • The reptile's tail churned up clouds of dust that momentarily hid both dragon and golden sticktight; but when the beast finally paused to rest, Aiken was still in position, lying on his armored stomach between two lines of scutes just aft of the front legs.

    The Golden Torc


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.