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January 27, 2009  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Craft   5 Comments

Peak”ish, a. 1. Of or relating to a peak; or to peaks; belonging to a mountainous region. “Her peakish spring.” –Drayton. “His peakish dialect.” –Bp. Hall.

2. Having peaks; peaked.

3. Having features thin or sharp, as from sickness; hence, sickly. [Colloq.]

I am falling under the third definition for the past several days. I like the word peakish. Not many people use it. I can think of using it in the first context, easily.

“He walked into the smoky bar. The serving wench, a young lass, was not afraid to show off her peakish wares with a smile and gleam in her eye towards some silver coin and a warm, cheerful bed.”

Okay, maybe not.

5 comments on: Peakish

  1. AC January 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    My mom always uses “peaked” to describe looking kind of sickly. I’ll bet it’s a similar derivation. Hope you feel better!

  2. Amber L. Smith January 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    get better

  3. Alex Moore January 27, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    feel better, dear one. and don’t expend your energy on peaks of any sort. not particularly healing & it is rather cold out.

  4. Anthony January 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    The Wife Unit was not amused by my example. Ops, I must apply steak as sufficient offering of conciliation.

    Thank you all for the well-wishes. Normally I am a super-healthy person, but I have to admit to burning the candle at both ends.

    I shall endeavor to take it easy.

  5. Jaym Gates January 28, 2009 at 6:23 am

    No burning the candle at both ends! It burns your fingers, and then you can’t write!

    Oh, I guess you already figured that out.

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