1. Somewhat sick or diseased.
2. Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste.
Sick"ish*ly, adv. Sick"ish*ness, n.
(Sic"kle) n. [OE. sikel, AS. sicol; akin to D. sikkel, G. sichel, OHG. sihhila, Dan. segel, segl,
L. secula, fr. secare to cut; or perhaps from L. secula. See Saw a cutting instrument.]
1. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle
fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated
edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more benefit from the sunshine.Shak.
2. (Astron.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
Sickle pod (Bot.), a kind of rock cress (Arabis Canadensis) having very long curved pods.
(Sic"kle*bill`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of three species of humming birds of the genus Eutoxeres,
native of Central and South America. They have a long and strongly curved bill. Called also the sickle-
billed hummer. (b) A curlew. (c) A bird of the genus Epimachus and allied genera.
(Sic"kled) a. Furnished with a sickle.
(Sic"kle*man) n.; pl. Sicklemen One who uses a sickle; a reaper.
You sunburned sicklemen, of August weary.Shak.
(Sic"kler) n. One who uses a sickle; a sickleman; a reaper.
(Sick"less) a. Free from sickness. [R.]
Give me long breath, young beds, and sickless ease.Marston.
(Sic"kle*wort`) n. [AS. sicolwyrt.] (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Coronilla (C. scorpioides);
so named from its curved pods. (b) The healall
(Sick"lied) a. Made sickly. See Sickly, v.
(Sick"li*ness) n. The quality or state of being sickly.
(Sick"ly) a. [Compar. Sicklier ; superl. Sickliest.]
1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.
This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.Shak.
2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate. Cowper.
3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.
The moon grows sickly at the sight of day.Dryden.
Nor torrid summer's sickly smile.Keble.
4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.