- sleek, slick
1790, Joanna Baillie, Poems, &c. (1790):
- When all is o'er, out to the door they run, With new comb'd sleeky hair, and glist'ning cheeks, Each with some little project in his head.
1841, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 5, 1841:
- He thought that the moulting season was over, and that he was rejoicing in the fulness of a sleeky plumage, and by his side was a Java sparrowess, chirping and hopping about, rendering the cage as populous to him as though he were the tenant of a bird-fancier's shop.
1905, George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot:
- Why, I thought he was a straight-haired, sleeky, canting snake of a man.
1920, John Freeman, Poems New and Old:
- Even when with heavy Plume and pall The sleeky coaches roll by, Coffin, flowers and all, He laughs, for he sees Crouched on the coffin a small Yellowy shape go by-- Death, uneasy and melancholy.