from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked with, characterized by, or occurring in streaks.
- adj. Variable or uneven in character or quality.
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- adj. Having streaks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as streaked, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having streaks; marked with streaks; streaked. It differs from striped in that the lines are not accurately parallel, nor straight and uniform.
- Hence Uneven in quality; variable in character or excellence: as, his poetry is decidedly streaky.
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- adj. marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations
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In basketball parlance, Brooks is known as "streaky"—and that reputation extends beyond his shooting touch.
Unlike other products that leave your skin streaky, orange, or just uneven, CellaDerm is easy to apply and produces a smooth, even tan that can make golden brown beach-goers jealous.
Indeed all the region about the Pleiades, for an area of ten square degrees, is involved in streaky nebulosity.
The Slovak, known as a streaky player, began hitting accurate groundstrokes as Roddick's game turned erratic.
It's just as well the back four is stepping it up - and yet to concede a goal against any of the other top-five sides - because the attack remains out of sorts, with Wayne Rooney still searching for his best form and Dimitar Berbatov's goal-scoring can only be described as streaky at best.
Not only that, but you also get a rasher of thick, ham-like bacon (as opposed to our kind of thin bacon, which the Irish call streaky bacon); some amazing sausages, which practically melt in your mouth; fried tomatoes and mushrooms, toast, and blood pudding, which is basically coagulated blood made into a sausage patty.
If I had to pick one of them, I would give Lindsey a slight edge only because she tends to be a more consistent player whereas Venus can be a little bit streaky, which is both good and bad, because when she gets on a good roll, she can put together points really well, although when she gets on a little bit of a bad roll she can spray the ball and be a little bit sporadic.
Probabilities can get "streaky," but there's a very human element that separates situations like this one from pure probabilities.
His shooting has been described as "streaky," but with a nice 3-point touch.
KANSAS CITY - As far as I know, the explosion in baseball statistics has not been able to answer this question: are certain players "streaky"?