- sleek; slick
- 1790, Joanna Baillie, Poems, &c. (1790):
- When all is o'er, out to the door they run, With new comb'd sleeky hair, and glist'ning cheeks, Each with some little project in his head.
- 1841, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 5, 1841:
- He thought that the moulting season was over, and that he was rejoicing in the fulness of a sleeky plumage, and by his side was a Java sparrowess, chirping and hopping about, rendering the cage as populous to him as though he were the tenant of a bird-fancier's shop.
- 1920, John Freeman, Poems New and Old:
- Even when with heavy / Plume and pall / The sleeky coaches roll by, / Coffin, flowers and all, / He laughs, for he sees / Crouched on the coffin a small / Yellowy shape go by— / Death, uneasy and melancholy.
- slick; sly; untrustworthy
- 1905, George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot:
- Why, I thought he was a straight-haired, sleeky, canting snake of a man.