stretchy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stretchy capable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stretchy Liable to stretch unduly.
    • stretchy Inclined to stretch one's self: a consequence of fatigue or sleepiness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stretchy apt to stretch too much: liable to stretch one's self from weariness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streccanstrec, stræc, strong; cf. Ger. strack, straight.

Usage

In literature:

Taking title from the current name of its chieftain, it was popularly known as the Stretchy Gorman gang.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The principal point in preparing thin or stretchy small mammal skins for mounting is to leave the membrane of skin-muscles on the body skin.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
I need you for all the stretchy places.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Something stretchy and iridescent, like an oil-slick.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
This retannage makes the leather less stretchy.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In news:

The 37-year-old actress told Us Weekly at the New Year's Eve premiere in Hollywood that she recommends stretchy clothes instead of strict diets.
Feds extradite , charge 'stretchy pant bandit' suspect in Ceres bank robbery.
Through his knitting ministry, Robert thinks of the infants and children who will receive his caps, which are stretchy enough to fit some adults, said Dorey, 80.
Sheets of carbon nanotubes could make strong, stretchy artificial muscles with amazing properties.
Feds extradite, charge 'stretchy pant bandit' suspect in Ceres bank robbery.
Feds extradite, charge ' stretchy pant bandit' suspect in Ceres bank robbery.
Reader finds Township decision stretchy .
Frost Prevention Foam, Stretchy Tree Paint and Cooled Compost Piles.
The all-you-can-eat deal at Surah Korean BBQ & Sushi is an endeavor that demands steely commitment, stretchy pants and the accompaniment of at least two other people.
I wrote a story for today's paper about Silly Bandz -- those little stretchy rubber band bracelets that everyone is wearing this summer.
Scientists in Switzerland have come up with a material mimicking the way tendons connect to bones, which could speed the development of stretchy, wearable electronic devices.
A stretchy band is the simplest, most effective body toning tool you can fit in your pocket.
New material for stretchy electronics inspired by nature.
We took a trip to target on Memorial Day in an attempt to find some "stretchy pants".
From classrooms to now a kiosk in the International Mall, Silly Bandz - the stretchy colorful shapes - are all the craze.
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In science:

However we have no evidence for or expectation that w is constant: time variation is generic, the “stretchiness” of the spring.
Seeing Darkness: the New Cosmology
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