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Stickle  n.  A shallow rapid in a river; also, the current below a waterfall. (Obs. or Prov. Eng.) "Patient anglers, standing all the day Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay."

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"Stickle" Quotes from Famous Books

... journeyman named M. Verrat.... [He] took it into his head to rob his mother of some of her early asparagus and sell it, converting the proceeds into some extra good breakfasts. As he did not wish to expose himself, and not being very nimble, he selected me for this expedition.... Long did I stickle, but he persisted. I never could resist kindness, so I consented. I went every morning to the garden, gathered the best of the asparagus, and took it to "the Molard," where some good creature, perceiving that I had just been stealing it, would insinuate that little ...
— Classic French Course in English • William Cleaver Wilkinson

... think I doan't knaw my business? Theer 's my shadder 'pon the bank a mile behind you; an' I didn't ope my mouth till you'd fished the stickle to the bottom and missed ...
— Children of the Mist • Eden Phillpotts

... not stickle for the gun,' said Hamlin, 'but will leave you to settle that with the owner,' and, as he spoke, he looked as if he were ...
— The Duke of Stockbridge • Edward Bellamy

... whatever I have gained has been at the expenditure of as much personal favour as possible; for I do believe never was a bard more unpopular, quoad homo, than myself. And now I have done;—'ludite nunc alios.' Every body may be d——d, as they seem fond of it, and resolve to stickle lustily ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... howl. Peter, you must know, had shaved his beard and joined the Royal Flying Corps the summer before when we got back from the Greenmantle affair. That was the only kind of reward he wanted, and, though he was absurdly over age, the authorities allowed it. They were wise not to stickle about rules, for Peter's eyesight and nerve were as good as those of any boy of twenty. I knew he would do well, but I was not prepared for his immediately blazing success. He got his pilot's certificate in ...
— Mr. Standfast • John Buchan

Words linked to "Stickle" :   debate, stickler

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