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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICKING

"Their old berth," whispered Langley, sticking his elbow into my side.

It was sticking up out of a thick book in a pocket in the box.

Robots are neat about things like that so he must have left it sticking out deliberate.

As for the canon, I am afraid I have offended him mortally by sticking up for you.

For five days past I've been sticking there; I may give myself a rest now.

This is liable to cause trouble, because sticking is apt to occur.

Common cuts may be kept together by sticking plaster, or with only a piece of fine linen rag, or thread bound round them.

My head was sticking out at one end of Bradfield and my feet at the other.

And you—you've been sticking at it months on end, haven't you?

You don't want to wrong me—and yourself too—by sticking to this quibble about vendor's shares.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.

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