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Pronunciation : Streak
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Stretch, Streek.]
Definition : Defn: To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Streak
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n., and cf. Strake.]
Definition : 1. A line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein. What mean those colored streaks in heaven Milton.

2. (Shipbuilding)

Defn: A strake.

3. (Min.)

Defn: The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.

4. The rung or round of a ladder. [Obs.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Streak
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors. A mule . . . streaked and dappled with white and black. Sandys. Now streaked and glowing with the morning red. Prior.

2. With it as an object: To run swiftly. [Colloq.]

t. [imp. & p. p. Streaked; p. pr. & vb. n. Streaking.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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