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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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Although the exact origin of the Marsh Tacky is unclear, it can be attributed to Spanish stock that arrived on the coast and islands of South Carolina in the 1500s, brought over by Spanish explorers and settlers.
New Delhi [India], Nov 27( ANI ): Ace filmmaker Karan Johar, who is known for his eccentric sense of humour, recently criticised his reality show co-judge Malaika Arora's fashion sense by calling her a "tacky version of Beyonce."
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"He told us: 'You're not going to be proud of this but think of the grandkids' fund.' "We just walked away and said to each other, 'No way in hell are we doing that.' It sounded tacky and not particularly appealing."
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Let's see how tacky Mr T likes my tooting - obviously I won't be blowing it at him, it'll be for my dogs, it'll just be a coincidence it will be every time he starts to run, that's all.
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The precursor sealant layer includes a non-flowing polyurethane composition that is neither gel-like nor tacky and is self-supporting.