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Down the hall, a friendly nurse practitioner is on call with Tylenol and gluten-free pretzels if I feel a little peaky when the session finishes, plus anti-anxiety medication if the sensation crosses into a little more than peaky.

There are peaky, dark mountains beyond this—just as across the vast bay are gloomy hills.

His peaky little beard, and the way he carried himself, as well as the quickness of his movements, told one that.

You're gittin' peaky ez a sick kitten, an' saller ez a punkin; you'll be down with fevers an' agers nex'.

The Norwegian Nis was like a strong-shouldered child, in a coat and peaky cap, who carried a pretty blue light at night.

He's a peaky little chap; it comes of being a poet, I think.


On this page you'll find 149 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peaky, such as: ashen, bag of bones, blanched, bloodless, consumptive, and dead.

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