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tacky

[′tak·ē]
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tacky dry, tacky

1. That stage in the drying of an adhesive at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or been absorbed sufficiently so as to leave the adhesive in a desired condition of tackiness.
2. That stage in the drying of a paint at which the film appears sticky when lightly touched with the finger.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Campbell [12] states that a prepreg containing higher moisture is tackier than the one containing lower moisture.
It not only provided a tackier grip, but it also increased grip circumference so as to make shooting more comfortable.
Tackier than a Pritt stick inside a thigh high plastic boot.
Lindy's costumes changed, the music varied like a Spotify playlist on shuffle, and Frank's ties got wider and tackier, but we had found our daily rhythm, rising and sleeping with the tide of our elders.
In Virginia, she achieved high grades and, at 10, became the first girl to join the football team--her mom lobbied for her "fast on her feet" young tackier to play with the boys, and M.A is still proud enough of her time with the Harrowgate Eagles that she now sells a jersey based on the one she wore in her school photo.
"My South--or a version of it, based on my hometown--is faster, brighter, and gloriously tackier. There are cruise ships and rocket launches and Mickey Mouse and the Fountain of Youth."
The GB1 sample, however, did yield a rougher and slightly tackier surface compared to the GB3 sample.
A two-time all-SEC and All-American athlete while at LSU, he was the school's second leading tackier by the time he graduated.
Tester says: 'I couldn't get over the fact this was a gel - it left a tackier residue than a cream.
The tree is groaning with decorations and every available surface has got some kind of Christmassy scene - the tackier the better.
"This culture has to change to one that protects the head for both the tackier and those players being tackled," the committee stated.
He said RM2 had added a "glossy coat" to the top and bottom surfaces of the pallet, which "has made the pallets much tackier when they're on the forklift and when you have empty RM2 pallets stacked upon one another."