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streak

 [strēk]
a line, stria, or stripe.
angioid s's red to black irregular bands in the ocular fundus running outward from the optic disk.
primitive streak a faint white trace at the caudal end of the embryonic disk, formed by movement of cells at the onset of mesoderm formation, providing the first evidence of the embryonic axis. It eventually undergoes degenerative changes and disappears.

streak

(strēk),
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]

streak

(strēk)
n.
1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
2. Microbiology A sample of microorganisms that has been introduced into a solid culture medium by a needle drawn across its surface.
v. streaked, streaking, streaks
v.tr.
Microbiology To inoculate (a culture medium) with a streak.

streak′er n.

streak

(strēk)
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]

streak

(strēk)
A line, stria, or stripe, especially one that is indistinct or evanescent.
[A.S. strica]
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In the second half, Christof Chalilopolous (Newlands) and skipper Carlton McCabe (Acklam Grange) scored further goals before the streaker appeared.
My favourite streaker of all time was 34-year-old housewife Michelle Newton, who paraded at the Stadium Of Light in 2001 during Sunderland's match against Man United.
The streaker drew cheers from an otherwise uninspired travelling support - but the players only received jeers.
A PAIR of streakers put on a show for the Queen at the Derby yesterday ...and Ma'am WAS amused to see their crown jewels!
Actually, what would Strachan's mammy Catherine think when a streaker scampered on to the pitch with more than just his beer belly hanging out.
e four sat through a series of weird and wonderful performances as brave streakers raced onto the centre circle, baring nearly all in a bid to impress.
The winner will walk away with a trip for two to Brazil's Rio to coincide with the World Cup, courtesy of organisers, Taste Inc who are launching the addition of The Streaker burger to their range of microwave meals.
The Daily Telegraph printed again the image of Mr Holmwood after a Sydney court sentenced the streaker to three months prison term and fined him $2,000 for his behaviour.
"Alarm bells did start going off when the bets were coming in but we figured security would be very high at the EMAs so we didn't think for one second that a streaker would actually get on to the stage, let alone have a full blown conversation with Hayden Panettiere!"
When Colonel Bryson, 98, was invited to the party in 2003 a streaker interrupted the event just as the retired judge was about to shake Her Majesty's hand.
This year, the club will host the Streaker Class National Championships, so they are keen to attract as many Streaker Class sailors as possible who are keen to practice on the water before the event in June.