He nodded, then his virile face changed and he gave me a sulky look.
He called to the sulky fellow, however, and the sulky fellow came.
As usual, Dr. Lesage was sulky in his manner and very short in his answers.
Her eyes were swollen the next morning, but she was not sulky.
Orangine and Roussette were so sulky that even these princes declared they would never wed princesses so uninteresting.
They were at first sulky, and rough in their manner and speech.
Pink walked abruptly away, looking very much like a sulky cherub.
I'm going to get Mary a new coat this fall, if the sulky plough's never paid for!'
We have just passed a man sitting on a sulky plow, driving four big horses abreast, his little six-year old daughter on his knee.
Presently the bull appeared, following the herd in sulky dignity.
"sullen," 1744, probably from Old English asolcen "idle, lazy, slow," from past participle of aseolcan "become sluggish, be weak or idle" (related to besylcan "be languid"), from Proto-Germanic *seklanan (cf. Middle High German selken "to drop, fall").
"light carriage with two wheels," 1756, apparently a noun use of sulky (adj.), on notion of "standoffishness," because the carriage has room for only one person.