• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Straik A strake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n straik A Scotch spelling of strake.
    • straik A Scotch form of stroke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Straik strāk a Scotch form of stroke.
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In literature:

Dinna straik against the hair.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Apon ye hede he straik with so great ire, Throw bayne and brayne in sondyr schar ye swyr.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
He's a-takking the iron foot of the despot from his brow, and come to straike for freedom.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
Sure am I that I never gae sic a straik sinsyne, nor ane wi' sic good will.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg

In poetry:

The first ae straik that Forbes strack,
He garrt Macdonell reel;
An the neist ae straik that Forbes strack,
The great Macdonell fell.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
The first ae straik that Forbes strack,
He garrt Macdonell reel,
An the neist ae straik that Forbes strack
The great Macdonell fell.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
She straik'd my head, and she kaim'd my hair,
And she set me down saftly on her knee;
Says--"If ye will be my leman sae true,
Sae mony braw things as I will you gi'e."
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
She took me up in her milk-white hand,
And she straik'd me three times o'er her knee;
She chang'd me again to my ain proper shape,
And nae mair do I toddle about the tree.
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
But, losh me! even as I speak, my anger's quaten'd doon,
An' so I kiss the rosy mou' that peeps oot frae my goon;
Straik an' clap the curly heid, an' a' to fairly prove
That the anger o' a mither 's just anither name for love.
"The Paidlin' Wean" by Alexander Anderson