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tacky

[′tak·ē]
(materials)

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.
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At other times, he is too direct: In this setting, a 2008 scatter piece of dust from a pulverized jet engine by Roger Hiorns is tackily literal.
As a sop, the affluent contestants will be working in order to fulfil the dreams of these kids, tackily referred to as ' dreamers'.
The man with the microphone even risked spoiling the good vibes by tackily telling Friday's crowds your new CD would be in the shops on Monday.
What a load of men emasculated by their feminine side we are throwing up, all of them anxious to hold their wives' hands during child birth, be so tackily involved they practically breast-feed.
It may be tackily called Me-Licious and sell such sought-after toys as "I Rub My Duckie", but you have to congratulate her for getting off her backside and doing something she fancies.
In Love Actually, Bill plays washed-up rock star Billy Mack, who pulls off the Christmas No 1 with his tuneless re-hash, tackily titled Christmas is All Around.
As the tackily outrageous drama gets ever more tacky and outrageous, Jason (Cristian Solimeno) can't believe that a child of his could be anything less than perfect.
This ``Pasadena,'' though it seems to promise bloodshed aplenty in the future, is less scintillating than an expose of the ho-hum suburbs, less revealing than an investigative report on the wacky indulgences of the rich, and about as involving as a rerun of one of those tackily resplendent '80s prime-time soaps.
Love can now be proclaimed, just as tackily, on a mobile phone screen, and, should the passion die, logos are very easy to change.
BOSS Swap (Channel4, Tuesday ) doesn't look like it's going to be as tackily enjoyable as Wife Swap,but the first episode had its moments -as did the new candid camera show The Sack Race (BBC2,Monday), in which individuals try to get dismissed as close to 3pm as possible on their first day at work.