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tacky

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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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Some of my least favourite holiday themed movies include Jingle All The Way, Valentine's Day and Hop, but New Year's Eve has to be the tackiest, most dismal and pointless one so far.
Of the new The Only Way Is Essex vajazzle kits from Vajazzle.me, the UK's Daily Mail newspaper asks, "Tackiest cash-in ever?" Only time will tell.
One of the seediest styles from the tackiest decade is back, although in some postmodern way we now accept that it is, indeed, tacky.
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His sole previous start on ground softer than good was in a red-hot handicap on heavy ground, so I'm not going to knock him for that defeat, but the jury is still out and tonight's surface could be the tackiest he's raced on.A feature of his two wins is that it took him a long time to hit top gear, which could spell problems in a small field.
An appropriate place to do the deed, as it has to be the world's tackiest city.
He is ever on the lookout for racial slurs and he is contemptuous of his landlord and print shop supervisor, both portrayed as the tackiest of white Southerners, yet he can generally control his temper.
She couldn't give a monkey's about the good of the country - she just wants to get her own back in the dirtiest, tackiest, way possible.
The diminutive figure, dressed in a green costume with red boots, appears on what must be the tackiest civic Christmas card yet.
Donegal seaside town BUNDORAN doesn't escape his wrath either, described as "one of Ireland's tackiest holiday resorts".
So, your 70s party needs, of course, the tackiest decorations possible and, for inspiration, invest in some footage from Top of The Pops circa 1978, the days before Noel wore hand-knitted jumpers.
If we are not careful, Liverpool will be a glorified Gracelands, and I've been there and it was the tackiest place I have ever seen