stick in


  • Paulina had a stick ... in her hand
    Paulina had a stick ... in her hand
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stick in introduce "Insert your ticket here"
    • v stick in insert casually "She slipped in a reference to her own work"
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  • Frank Moore Colby
    “Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.”
  • W. C. Fields
    “You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.”
  • Seneca
    “We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.”
  • Arlo Guthrie
    Arlo Guthrie
    “You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of a harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.”


Better than a stick in the eye - If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn't very good, but it is better than nothing.
In a cleft stick - If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation, caught between choices.
Out in the sticks - (UK) If someone lives out in the sticks, they live out in the country, a long way from any metropolitan area.
Stick in your craw - If someone or something really annoys you, it is said to stick in your craw.
Stick-in-the-mud - A stick-in-the-mud is someone who doesn't like change and wants things to stay the same.


In literature:

I see a head stick in and listen.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
He saw Girty's cruel, grinning face, and the heavy stick in his hand poised for a blow.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A great key was sticking in the iron lock.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Bela, laughing, ran in and seized the stick as he attempted to raise it again.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Stefanone came in, laid his hat upon the bench, and put his stick in the corner just as he had always done.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
El'phan' tush stick in deer fer true; da big pine hol' um fas'.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I shall be able every day in the week to amuse you with the story of a stick.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
It is then nipped in the press to make the linen stick all over, and left to dry.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
There were some sticks in it three and four feet long, as thick as a man's wrist.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
He's in my cabin, chewing his nibbling-stick.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
In fact, the ground-ash stick is his social religion.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Then he lay down on the step and put his head and shoulders and his arms inside the box, and he took the two short sticks in his hands.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
Here and there bodies can be seen sticking in the ruins.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
You can very well come with me, and take a good stick in case there are really two.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Good and evil go together in the tenements as in the fine houses, and the evil sticks out sometimes merely because it lies nearer the surface.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
This stick may be quite long, say half again as long in proportion as the one shown in Fig.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
It sticks in my head; I would maybe like it better to stay here and hing.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On the top of a drift in front of the door was a bundle of sticks!
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Eight nails are driven into a board in a circle, leaving about an inch sticking up.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Then it is that single-stick comes in.
"Broad-Sword and Single-Stick" by R. G. Allanson-Winn

In poetry:

He would have liked to say goodbye,
Shake hands with many friends,
In Highgate now his finger-bones
Stick through his finger-ends.
"On A Portrait Of A Deaf Man" by Sir John Betjeman
Shall they bask in sunny rays?
Shall they feed on sugared praise?
Shall they stick with tangled feet
On the critic's poisoned sheet?
"Opening The Window" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
My stick had done nor good nor harm.
Then stood I silent in the day
Watching the object, as before;
And kept my reverence for knowledge
"The Groundhog" by Richard Eberhart
Though others should laugh in derision,
And the voice of the past grow dim;
Yet, stick to the cool decision
That you made on the mountain's rim.
"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Or else, let's sit in the graveyard
On the trampled snow, sighing to each other.
That stick in your hand is tracing mansions
In which we shall always be together.
"We Don't Know How To Say Goodbye" by Anna Akhmatova
But while the swallow fluttered and was quick
I have marked down its passage in the dark
And charred its image on a broken stick
With the brief flame of an uncertain spark.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

THE two-stick Popsicle, a creation of the Great Depression, became mainly a memory a year ago in May In its place in grocery stores, which accounted for 80 percent of the sales, appeared a one-stick version.
Four-way tie for top spot at Crooked Stick in Carmel.
Aspect Matted Peel & Stick Metal Backsplash Tiles have been included in the "This Old House Top 100" list, which celebrates the 100 best new home products of the year.
There are no big surprises in today's forecast, as the weather pattern we've had in place will stick with us again today.
A game in which players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick in the ground.
MUZZLES ON CAMPUS July 11, 2012 Sticks and stones might break your bones, but on college campuses in the Northeast, words can get you expelled.
A flexible computer screen—one that you can roll up and stick in your pocket—is coming closer to reality.
Karl credits his flight instructor, Parrish Traweek, of PC Aircraft in San Manuel, Arizona, with encouraging him to stick it out and earn his sport pilot ticket.
In this video they stick two plungers into … well I honestly don't want to know what they stuck them into.
In this video they stick two plungers into well.
NM inmate uses Popsicle sticks in escape attempt.
Teddy Purcell was taping his stick in the visitors' dressing room in Nashville on March 3, 2010, when he looked up at the television to find his life had taken a dramatic turn.
The comparisons stick in the back of your mind.
Stick or twist' sums up the changes of political power in America and China in November 2012.
Make Electrician's Tape Stick in Cold Weather.

In science:

However, the idea of random tessellations constructed as clusters for random (i) the convex hull of η is Rd and point conf igurations is better illustrated in this easier case, so we stick to it.
Random Cluster Tessellations
We write αj + 1/2 in place of seemingly more appropriate αj since, for the sake of clarity, it is convenient for us to stick to the notation used in .
Riesz transforms for the Dunkl harmonic oscillator
In none of the cases considered in this work were sticking events observed in any significant number.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Therefore in most of the article we will stick to the affine case and the first definition of trees.
Trees of definable sets over the p-adics
As the latter concept has been used quite substantially in one of our main references, , we stick to the terminology of .
Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes
In order to focus on the essential difficulties, we stick to the case R = J .
Random Dirac operators with time-reversal symmetry
Suppose that each stick is broken at a uniformly distributed point, resulting in two fragments.
Limiting Distributions for Sums of Independent Random Products
SU (2) definition of a spinor by sticking to a fixed representation, namely the one in which all the imaginary as well as spin-down components of a spinor are zero.
An attempt to resolve apparent paradoxes in definitions of Grassmann numbers and spinor fields
For sake of simplicity we stick to this choice in the rest of the paper.
Spectrum of the Product of Independent Random Gaussian Matrices
However, for the time being we are interested in relative deviations with respect to the fiducial Gaussian ΛCDM cosmology, hence we stick to our choice.
Cosmic shear statistics in cosmologies with non-Gaussian initial conditions
So that, the stick-breaking scheme gives a first method to sample uniformly in BN ,p .
Generalized Dirichlet distributions on the ball and moments
Thus, to stick to reality, we will rather require in the following that pnj = (1/S )(1 + ξnj ) for j ∈ S (and pnj = ξnj otherwise), where pnj ∈ (0, 1) and each ξnj tends to 0 as n tends to infinity.
Analysis of a Random Forests Model
In what follows we mostly stick to the notations of [BG], hoping that this will create no confusion.
Aging in reversible dynamics of disordered systems. II. Emergence of the arcsine law in the random hopping time dynamics of the REM
For concreteness and in order to continue the discussion so far, we stick to the action (3.69).
Democratic Superstring Field Theory: Gauge Fixing
In particular, for ease of reference, we stick to the same variable naming used within their work, even though this is inconsistent with the notation used in the rest of this paper.
Equivalence of the Random Oracle Model and the Ideal Cipher Model, Revisited