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 for streak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Streak \Streak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Streaked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Streaking.]
     1. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to
        variegate with lines of a different color, or of different
        colors.
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              A mule . . . streaked and dappled with white and
              black.                                --Sandys.
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              Now streaked and glowing with the morning red.
                                                    --Prior.
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     2. With it as an object: To run swiftly. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Streak \Streak\, v. t. [Cf. Stretch, Streek.]
     To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
     [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Streak \Streak\, n. [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line,
     stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth.
     stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See Strike, Stroke, n.,
     and cf. Strake.]
     1. A line or long mark of a different color from the ground;
        a stripe; a vein.
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              What mean those colored streaks in heaven? --Milton.
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     2. (Shipbuilding) A strake.
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     3. (Min.) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when
        scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of
        which is sometimes a distinguishing character.
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     4. The rung or round of a ladder. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  streak
      n 1: an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck";
           "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" [syn: streak, run]
      2: a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a
         streak of wildness"
      3: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the
         background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars";
         "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave" [syn: stripe,
         streak, bar]
      4: a sudden flash (as of lightning)
      v 1: move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across
           the sky"
      2: run naked in a public place
      3: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of
         color as if stained [syn: mottle, streak, blotch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  319 Moby Thesaurus words for "streak":
     X ray, actinic ray, actinism, animus, antelope, aptitude, arrow,
     atomic beam, atomic ray, band, bar, beam, beam of light, belt,
     bent, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, bezel, bias, blaze,
     blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, blue darter, blue streak,
     body-build, bolt, brand, canal, canalize, cannonball, carve, cast,
     chalk, chalk up, chamfer, channel, character, characteristic,
     characteristics, chase, check, check off, checker, chink, chisel,
     cicatrize, complexion, composition, constituents, constitution,
     corrugate, corrugation, courser, crack, cranny, crasis, craze,
     crimp, cross-hatching, cut, dado, dapple, dart, dash, daub, define,
     delimit, delineation, demarcate, dharma, diagonal, diathesis, dike,
     discolor, disposition, ditch, dot, dotted line, eagle,
     eccentricity, electricity, engrave, engraving, ethos,
     express train, fiber, flake, flash, fleck, flute, fluting, fly,
     frame, freckle, furrow, gamma ray, gash, gazelle, genius, gleam,
     goffer, gouge, grain, greased lightning, greyhound, groove, gruel,
     gully, habit, hachure, hairline, hare, harlequin, hasten, hatch,
     hatching, hue, humor, humors, hurry, hurtle, idiosyncrasy, ilk,
     impress, imprint, incise, incision, inclination, individualism,
     infrared ray, invisible radiation, iris, jet plane, kidney, kind,
     lath, layer, leam, leaning, light, lightning, line, lineation,
     list, maculate, make, make a mark, makeup, marble, marbleize, mark,
     mark off, mark out, mental set, mercury, mere shadow, mettle,
     microgroove, mind, mind-set, mold, motley, mottle, nature, nick,
     notch, paper, patch, pencil, pepper, period, photon, physique,
     pleat, plow, point, polychrome, polychromize, predilection,
     predisposition, preference, prick, print, proclivity, propensity,
     property, punch, punctuate, puncture, quality, quicksilver, rabbet,
     race, radiation, radiorays, rail, rainbow, rake, ray, ray of light,
     ribbon, ribbon of light, riddle, rifle, rifling, rocket, ruck, run,
     rush, rut, scar, scared rabbit, scarify, scoot, score, scotch,
     scratch, seal, seam, set, shadow, shaving, shot, skeleton, slant,
     slash, slat, slip, slit, smear, solar rays, somatotype, sort, soup,
     spangle, spate, speck, speckle, speed, spell, spirit, splinter,
     splotch, spot, sprinkle, sprint, stain, stamp, stigmatize, stipple,
     strain, strake, stratum, streak of lightning, streaking, stream,
     stream of light, streamer, stretch, stria, striate, striation,
     striature, striga, striola, strip, stripe, striped snake, striping,
     stroke, stud, sublineation, suchness, sulcation, sulcus, swallow,
     system, tattoo, tear, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor,
     tessellate, thought, thunderbolt, tick, tick off, tone, torrent,
     touch, trace, trench, trough, turn, turn of mind, twist, type,
     ultraviolet ray, underline, underlining, underscore, underscoring,
     variegate, vein, violet ray, virgule, wafer, warp, way,
     well-worn groove, whistle, whiz, wind, wrinkle, zip, zoom
  
  

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