streak


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streak

1. 
a. (of lightning) a sudden flash
b. (as modifier): streak lightning
2. Mineralogy the powdery mark made by a mineral when rubbed on a hard or rough surface: its colour is an important distinguishing characteristic

streak

[strēk]
(mineralogy)
The color of a powdered mineral, obtained by rubbing the mineral on a streak plate.
References in classic literature ?
We ran the few steps to the side of the Streak and jumped aboard.
The Streak was pulsing and vibrating and roaring like a thing alive.
"Imagination?" he demanded, pointing to the Streak. "Look at that!
She was bidden to stay away from Alice Robinson's birthday party, and doomed to wear her dress, stained and streaked as it was, until it was worn out.
Do it two days in a row, and you've started a streak. And you wouldn't want to break a streak, would you?
In 1893, Jake Stenzel, then of the Pittsburgh Pirates, registered a streak of eleven hits in consecutive ABs, a performance which was detailed by Al Kermisch in the Baseball Research Journal in 1991.
By Richard Birch EVAN WILLIAMS hopes his progressive six-year-old hurdler Silver Streak can outrun current odds of 50-1 and pinch a place in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
Unlike conventional tracers, STREAK rounds are NOT incendiary, meaning they don't use burning metals to generate light.
What happened for Einstein in 1905 can be described as a 'hot streak,' or burst of seemingly miraculous success and impact.
Bataan Risers getting it done with team play in 8-game win streak !-- -- Rick Olivares (philstar.com) - September 25, 2018 - 5:02pm MANILA, Philippines ndash Following their conquest of the Cebu Sharks over the last weekend, the Bataan Risers claimed the top spot of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with an 8-1 record.
"We found a period when an individual performs better than his normal career, and that the timing of a hot streak is random.
SCOTLAND hope the expertise of former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak can help them bounce back to form in the Twenty20 Tri-series with Ireland and Holland.