Sticked to Stigma
(Stick"ed) obs. imp. of Stick. Stuck.
And in the sand her ship sticked so fast.Chaucer.
They sticked not to give their bodies to be burnt.Sir T. Browne.
1. One who, or that which, sticks; as, a bill sticker.
2. That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses. [Colloq.] Tackeray.
3. (Mus.) In the organ, a small wooden rod which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate
motion by pushing.
4. Same as Paster, 2. [Political Cant, U.S.]
(Stick"ful) n.; pl. Stickfuls (Print.) As much set type as fills a composing stick.
(Stick"i*ness) n. The quality of being sticky; as, the stickiness of glue or paste.
Sticking piece, a piece of beef cut from the neck. [Eng.] Sticking place, the place where a thing
sticks, or remains fast; sticking point.
(Stick"ing), a. & n. from Stick, v.
But screw your courage to the sticking place,Shak.
And we'll not fail.
Sticking plaster, an adhesive plaster for closing wounds, and for similar uses. Sticking point.
Same as Sticking place, above.
Stickit minister, a candidate for the clerical office who fails, disqualified by incompetency or immorality.
(Stick"it) a. Stuck; spoiled in making. [Scot.]
(Stick"-lac`) n. See the Note under Lac.
(Stic"kle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stickled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stickling.] [Probably fr. OE. stightlen,
stitlen, to dispose, arrange, govern, freq. of stihten, AS. stihtan: cf. G. stiften to found, to establish.]
1. To separate combatants by intervening. [Obs.]
When he [the angel] sees half of the Christians killed, and the rest in a fair way of being routed, he stickles
betwixt the remainder of God's host and the race of fiends.Dryden.
2. To contend, contest, or altercate, esp. in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
Fortune, as she 's wont, turned fickle,Hudibras.
And for the foe began to stickle.
While for paltry punk they roar and stickle.Dryden.
The obstinacy with which he stickles for the wrong.Hazlitt.
3. To play fast and loose; to pass from one side to the other; to trim.
(Stic"kle), v. t.