Definition of Streeking
1. streek [v] - See also: streek
Lexicographical Neighbors of Streeking
Literary usage of Streeking
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"... as they are at present practised in the North of England, where the laying out is called Streeking.* He mentions the closing of the eyes and lips, ..."
2. Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1841)
"A streeking hoard is that on which they stretch out and compose the ... to the practice of laying out or streeking the hody: " One said to a little child, ..."
3. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"... called streeking.1 He mentions the closing of the eyes2 and lips, the decent washing,3 dressing, and wrapping-up in a winding sheet4 or linen shroud ;5 ..."
4. Observations on Popular Antiquities: Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's by John Brand (1810)
"I find in Durant a pretty exact Account of some of the Ceremonies used at present in what we call laying out or streeking* in the ..."
5. Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and by William Carew Hazlitt, John Brand (1905)
"A streeking board is that on which they stretch out and compose the limbs of the dead bodv, sometimes called a straightening board. ..."
6. Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr. Bourne's by John Brand (1810)
"Salt, a little upon a Plate set upon the Corps ibid. Streeking, and Streeking Board 25 Shroud ibid. Spurs hung up over the Tombs of Knights 46 Spectator, ..."
7. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"F. has Stra, Streeking-board, *. properly a board used formerly for composing the limbs of a corpse upon; ..."