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  • v. To stretch.
  • v. To lay out, as a dead body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To stretch; also, to lay out, as a dead body. See streak.


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  • (verb) - (1) To stretch or expand; to lay out a corpse; from Saxon streccan. Streeking-board, a board on which the limbs of the deceased are stretched out and composed. --John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825 (2) Streeker, a layer-out of the dead. --Francis Robinson's Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Whidby Yorkshire, 1876

    February 4, 2018