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To make a slight, sharp noise , as by gentle striking; to tick. The varnished clock that clicked behind the door. Goldsmith.

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    The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.
    See ELATER
    In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely. They are more sharply to be chastised and reformed than the rude Irish. Spenser. The soldiers were sharply assailed with wants. Hayward. You contract your eye when you would see sharply. Bacon.
    A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester. Sharpers, as pikes, prey upon their own kind. L'Estrange. Syn. -- Swindler; cheat; deceiver; trickster; rogue. See Swindler.
    To slight. B. Jonson.
    In a slighting manner.
    1. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble. Shak. 2. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable. To gentle life's descent, We shut our eyes, and think it is a plain. Young. 3. To make kind and docile, as a horse.
    Like a clock or like clockwork; mechanical. Their services are clocklike, to be set Blackward and vorward at their lord's command. B. Jonson.
    A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies, after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated.
    One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.
    Like the motion of the hands of a clock; -- said of that direction of a rotation about an axis, or about a point in a plane, which is ordinarily reckoned negative.
    The machinery of a clock, or machinary resembling that of a clock; machinery which produced regularity of movement.
    1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar. Bacon. 2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. Shak.
    Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set. The town is sharp-set on new plays. Pope.
    1. To overthrow; to demolish. Clarendon. 2. To make even or level. Hexham. 3. To throw heedlessly. The rogue slighted me into the river. Shak.
    Resembling a click; abounding in clicks. "Their strange clicky language." The Century.
    1. One who varnishes; one whose occupation is to varnish. 2. One who disguises or palliates; one who gives a fair external appearance. Pope.
    The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.
    a. & n. from Strike, v. Striking distance, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object. -- Striking plate. The plate against which the latch of
    Having a kind or gentle disposition. Shak. -- Gen"tle-heart`ed*ness, n.
    An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.
    Strucken ; p. pr. & vb. n. Striking. Struck is more commonly proceed, flow, AS. strican to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strihhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off
    To make sharp. Specifically: To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw. To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious. The air . . . sharpened his visual ray
    scharp, scarp, AS. scearp; akin to OS. skarp, LG. scharp, D. scherp, G. scharf, Dan. & Sw. skarp, Icel. skarpr. Cf. Escarp, Scrape, 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. He dies
    A clock whose decorative case has the general form of a vase, esp. one in which there is no ordinary dial, but in which a part of a vase revolves while a single stationary indicator serves as a hand.
    An instrument for ascertaining the velocity of the blood in a vessel.


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