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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICKING OUT

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

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

Oh dear, some of that red paper is sticking out of my sleeve.

Am sticking out about the lack of proper advices of shipments.

In sticking out the periscope, lookouts on ships are likely to see it.

It was sticking out from the tree, with the curve directed downwards.

Moreover, I left it sticking out a little further than the rest.'

"Hullo, Captain Barry," he rumbled, sticking out a hand like a ham.

There was a hole in it, and some of the threads were sticking out.

Her neck was thin, and she had a figure like a chicken's with the bones all sticking out.

WORD ORIGIN

"rural place," 1905, from sticks in slang sense of "trees" (cf. backwoods). See stick (n.).

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