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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2014-12-28 11:00 am

Prompt #216

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: streak

streak [streek]

noun
1. a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color, or the like: streaks of mud.
2. a portion or layer of something, distinguished by color or nature from the rest; a vein or stratum: streaks of fat in meat.
3. a vein, strain, or admixture of anything: a streak of humor.
4. Informal.
...a. a spell or run: a streak of good luck.
...b. an uninterrupted series: The team had a losing streak of ten games.
5. a flash leaving a visible line or aftereffect, as of lightning; bolt.
6. Mineralogy. the line of powder obtained by scratching a mineral or rubbing it upon a hard, rough white surface, often differing in color from the mineral in the mass, and serving as an important distinguishing character.
7. Plant Pathology.
...a. an elongated, narrow, superficial lesion on stems or leaf veins, becoming brown and necrotic.
...b. any disease characterized by such lesions.

verb (used with object)
8. to mark with a streak or streaks; form streaks on: sunlight streaking the water with gold; frost streaking the windows.
9. to lighten or color (strands of hair) for contrastive effect.
10. to dispose, arrange, smear, spread, etc., in the form of a streak or streaks: to streak cold germs on a slide for microscopic study.

verb (used without object)
11. to become streaked.
12. to run, go, or work rapidly.
13. to flash, as lightning.
14. to make a sudden dash in public while naked, especially as a prank.

Idioms
15. blue streak. blue streak.

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