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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
streaky bacon
▪ Smoked streaky bacon can be used instead of the chops.
▪ At all events, she was awake with the first streaky light of dawn.
▪ It rained in the sky, in long streaky sheets, but the rain dried up before it reached the ground.
▪ The sky had turned streaky, the atmosphere raw, too much sulphur in it.
▪ There are grayish, streaky marks on the wall over the baseboard radiators.
▪ When the yarns are different colours, or different textures, this can lead to the knitting having a streaky appearance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Streaky \Streak"y\, a. Same as Streaked, 1. ``The streaky west.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from streak (n.) + -y (2). Related: Streakiness.\n


a. 1 Having streaks. 2 (context cricket English) Used to describe a shot where the ball deflects off the edge of the bat, but is not caught by the slips or wicket-keeper and instead results in runs for the batsman. 3 (context chiefly of a person usually North America English) Having alternating periods of good and bad performances; inconsistent. 4 (rfdef: English)

  1. adj. marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations; "streaked hair"; "fat legs and dirty streaky faces" [syn: streaked]

  2. [also: streakiest, streakier]

Usage examples of "streaky".

Silvered rat skulls hung from her belt and swung in layers of necklaces around her scrawny neck Her streaky, snarly gray hair nearly hid her face when she swirled to a stop, her arms outflung in a dramatic pose.

The odd unshapeliness of their ill-built bodies in their ill-fitting clothes, the stained and streaky blue of the badly-dyed serge, and the shallow, vibrating magenta of the ribbon made it very fitting that they should stand in the foreground of the mean winter day which had coloured the farmyard and its buildings sour, soiled tones of grey.

Staring at the hungry flames that were consuming the ruins of the garage, that firstcomer had seen a long, streaky shadow along the ground beside him - a weird, mysterious blot that swayed with the flicker of the roaring flames.

That was when Gina realized that the sky was not blue, but light green, with strange, curling, sheetlike clouds of streaky orange.

Rani seethed, nearly yelping as Garadolo left streaky fingermarks on the clean window.

And when Bibbs passed the new "Sheridan Apartments," now almost completed, he observed that the marble of the vestibule was already streaky with soot, like his gloves, which were new.

England was full of words I'd never heard before - streaky bacon, short back and sides, Belisha beacon, serviettes, high tea, ice-cream cornet.

If you peeled off the top layer of paper a lower, fuzzy layer remained, and if you soaked that in hot water and then scraped it with a razor blade there were still gray shreds of rubbery glue, and after those were gone the whole pane, of course, was a mess, fingerprinted and streaky, so it had to be sprayed with Win-dex and buffed with a chamois skin.

Stars vanished into a streaky mess that turned color spectrum laws into a maniac's dream.

He just hadnt expected the potency of his response, hadnt expected that thick, tawny-gold, streaky mantle flowing halfway down her back, the sunlight glinting along the strands like precious metal.