Schlich n. Metal. The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes. [Written also slich, slick.]
Slick, v. t. To make sleek or smoth. “Slicked all with sweet oil.”
Slich Slick n. Metal. See Schlich.
Slick a. Sleek; smooth. “Both slick and dainty.”
Slick, n. A slick, or smooth and slippery, surface or place; a sleek.
The action of oil upon the water is upon the crest of the wave; the oil forming a slick upon the surface breaks the crest. --The Century.
Slick, n. Joinery A wide paring chisel.
adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair";
"satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken
eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick
seals and otters" [syn: glossy, satiny, sleek, silken,
2: made slick by e.g. ice or grease; "sidewalks slick with
ice"; "roads are slickest when rain has just started and
hasn't had time to wash away the oil"
3: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a
slick commercial" [syn: glib, pat]
4: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for
wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a
slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dik"; "a
wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy,
guileful, knavish, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]
n 1: a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the
tiller" [syn: slickness, slipperiness, slip]
2: a magazine printed on good quality paper [syn: slick
3: a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
4: a trowel used to make a surface slick
v 1: make slick or smooth [syn: sleek]
2: give a smooth and glossy appearance; "slick one's hair"
[syn: slick down, sleek down]