Sicker

Sick"er

(?), v. i. [AS. sicerian.] (Mining) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.
[Also written sigger, zigger, and zifhyr.]
[Prov. Eng.]
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{

Sick"er

,

Sik"er

}, a. [OE. siker; cf. OS. sikur, LG. seker, D. zeker, Dan. sikker, OHG. sihhur, G. sicher; all fr. L. securus. See Secure, Sure.] Sure; certain; trusty. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Burns.
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When he is siker of his good name.
Chaucer.
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{

Sick"er

,

Sik"er

}, adv. Surely; certainly. [Obs.]
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Believe this as siker as your creed.
Chaucer.
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Sicker, Willye, thou warnest well.
Spenser.
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{

Sick"er*ly

,

Sik"er*ly

}, adv. Surely; securely. [Obs.]
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But sikerly, withouten any fable.
Chaucer.
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{

Sick"er*ness

,

Sik"er*ness

}, n. The quality or state of being sicker, or certain. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
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