• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sike A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer.
    • n Sike A sick person.
    • n Sike A sigh.
    • a Sike Such. See Such. "Sike fancies weren foolerie."
    • v. i Sike To sigh. "That for his wife weepeth and siketh sore."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sike A small stream of water; a rill; a gutter.
    • n sike A marshy bottom with a small stream in it.
    • n sike A Middle English form of sigh.
    • sike A Middle English form of sick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sike sīk (Scot.) a small stream of water
    • Sike Also Syke
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sīc,. Cf. Sig


In literature:

When I have sent Sikes to the devil, I must have yours.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
You have no idea of the difficulty of getting in the end of Sikes.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Our neighbors then, was Marster Aaron Powell and Sikes Gladden, on Dutchman Creek.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He was still on his knees when Nancy came in and told him he must get ready at once to go on a journey with Bill Sikes.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
Lady Betty supported him until they came to an old hut where Martha Sikes lived.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
And Sikes was true to his word.
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
Tarn (a mountain pool), grain and sike (mountain streams) are also Scandinavian terms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
As for the rank and file of Ministers, one does not insult Bill Sikes by comparing them to him.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
After a week at Phari the best-groomed man might qualify for a caricature of Bill Sikes.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
George Pickerin' was no friend o' mine, but I'm grieved te hear o' sike deeds as these in oor village.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

Wynter wakeneth al my care,
Nou thise leves waxeth bare;
Ofte I sike and mourne sare
When hit cometh in my thoht
Of this worldes joie, hou hit geth al to noht.
"This World's Joy" by Anonymous British

In news:

DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES Robbie Siler of Lago Vista caught this trout that measured just over 25 inches after catching three 23-inchers the previous day.
DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES All jetties are tackle thieves, so bring lots of extra tackle.
She was born Jan 8, 1969, in Watertown, to Gerald and Barbara (Sikes) Lundgren.
Bride-to-be Meredith Suzanne Gregory and groom-elect Bryant Mark Thomas were honored with an engagement party and shower by the Sikes and Kelly families, including close family friends.
Artists Nomas and SIKE have been here.
DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES In most wind directions, the shallow seagrass and contours along Laguna Shores Road is a convenient and comfortable wade.
DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES Don Alcala searches for the perfect fly among Steven Utley's collection.
David Sikes' Outdoors columns run on Thursday and Sunday.
Nai Sike (left) and Paung Pakong walk out of Mr Sike's grocery more.
Janine Sikes, Director of Public Affairs at The University of Florida responded today to Steven Salzberg's post about their plans for the college's computer science department.
View full size Bill Sikes, The Associated Press Home sales are up in Northeast Ohio for the first six months of the year, and real estate agents are seeing bidding battles and a shortage of available listings in some communities.
Send your health questions to Debbie Jackson, PhD, MN, Clemson University, 302 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5155 or email
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 22, 9:00 a.m. DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES This small cove across from Matagorda Island produced mostly redfish.
Pallbearers will be Danny Sikes, Brian Sallee Sr.