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Peaky  adj.  
Having a peak or peaks.
Sickly; peaked. (Colloq.)

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Peaky" Quotes from Famous Books

... offices and his central bakeries, hunting up cheaper and cheaper supplies of eggs and flour, and milk and ham, devising advertisements and agency developments. He had something of an artist's passion in these things; he went about, a little bent and peaky, calculating and planning and hissing through his teeth, and feeling not only that he was getting on, but that he was getting on in the most exemplary way. Manifestly, anybody in his line of business who wanted to be leisurely, or to be generous, who possessed any ...
— The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman • H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

... singularly long nose (as a rule one should always avoid a person with a long nose), that perhaps once might have added a charm to the bold, aristocratic face it adorned, but now in its last days is only suggestive of birds of prey, being peaky and astonishingly fine toward the point. Indeed, looking at it from a side-view, one finds one's self instinctively wondering how much leaner it can get before kindly death steps in to put a stop to its growth. And yet it matches ...
— Molly Bawn • Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

... as the mouse nibbled the lion out of the hunter's net; and, as for Mr Nobody, I don't know the man! Look here, I can't bear to see a ship in distress, or a comrade in the doldrums; so I tell you what, young cockbird, raise your crest and don't look so peaky, for I'm going to help you if it's in my power, as most likely it is—that is, saving as how it ain't a loss by death, which takes us all, and which the good Lord above can only soothe, bringing comfort to you; and even then, why, a friendly word, and ...
— On Board the Esmeralda - Martin Leigh's Log - A Sea Story • John Conroy Hutcheson

... peaky. I'm sure your stomach's out of order. Your should take a dose of castor-oil to-night, before you go ...
— The Getting of Wisdom • Henry Handel Richardson

Words linked to "Peaky" :   spiky, peak, high-pitched, high

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