The leaf gives the cake a delicious flavor and also a cover to protect the fingers from its stickiness.
He felt the stickiness, but the red blood was not welling out.
According to him its outstanding characteristics were heat, moistness and stickiness.
This prevents the stickiness sometimes so annoying in ironing.
The arrowroot was grateful but difficult to manage, on account of the stickiness, and a little gritty with sand from the stones.
We seized the sugar and retired in discretion and stickiness to the yard.
There is a peculiar sort of stickiness about college marriages.
Work and beat it with the hand until it loses its stickiness, which will take some time.
They would be called clay by many on account of their stickiness.
Its stickiness is so great that the least touch is enough to hold the object.
1727, "adhesive," from stick (v.). An Old English word for this was clibbor. First recorded 1864 in the sense of "sentimental;" 1915 with the meaning "difficult." Of weather, "hot and humid," from 1895. Sticky wicket is 1952, from British slang, in reference to cricket.
To defend and support: If his own family won't, who will stick up for him? (1837+)