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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.
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The thought of an ordinary bloke supplanting the sports stars of the world simply by getting his kit off created the germ on an idea which has become his latest book, Streakers.
ALL ACTION: Steven Snaith, left, who scored Boro's first, avoids a challenge and Carlton McCabe celebrates his goal, below, at the Riverside BORO VICTORY: Captain Carlton McCabe lifts the trophy, above, after Boro U15s triumphed 5-2 over Hartlepool in the Ayresome Park Cup Final disrupted by a streaker
The streaker drew cheers from an otherwise uninspired travelling support - but the players only received jeers.
Interested persons need to enter a few details about themselves on the Internet betting portal, along with a brief account explaining why they should be designated best streaker after the end game in what will then be a full stadium.
Sergeant Nick Hayes, of Monmouth Police, said the helicopter was used due to the vast expanse of land covered by the streaker.
A late dash across the field by a female streaker provided a bizarre finale to an uninspiring contest.
But their glory was short-lived as policemen pounced, whisking off their helmets to cover up the streakers' assets - like the occasion when Britain's first- ever streaker Michael O'Brien livened up a rugby international at Twickers in 1974.
As the owner of Cedar Lane Farms, Streaker streamlined the 70-acre property from raising cattle to tilling corn and hay.
SCOTLAND'S World Cup cricketers SCOTLAND'S World Cup cricketers were left stumped when a streaker appeared as they slumped to defeat against England in Christchurch.
e naughty competition was organised by Taste Inc, a microwaveable food company who were celebrating the launch of their new burger - e Streaker.