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Definition of "steenkirk" []

  • A kind of neckcloth worn in a loose and disorderly fashion. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "steenkirk" in a sentence
  • "MR. RICH: Come, sister, a long periwig and a la mode steenkirk has made a worse face a perfect beau e'er now."
  • "Here Bentley sneezed and coughed both together and came nigh choking outright (a highly dangerous thing in one of his weight), which necessitated my loosening his steenkirk and thumping him betwixt the shoulder-blades, while Jack strode up and down, swearing under his breath, and Mr. Tawnish took another pinch of snuff."
  • "The beau in blue and silver flicked the grains of snuff lightly from the lace of his steenkirk with a white jewelled hand and smiled, slowly nodding his fair curled head."