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sic (sik) verb tr.
To incite to attack, especially as a command to dog: "Sic 'em!"
[Variant of seek.]
Thus; so. (Used after an incorrect or unusual word or phrase to indicate that it has been quoted verbatim.)
[From Latin sic.]
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"Richard Nixon promised to 'bring us together' and sicced Spiro Agnew and Chuck Colson on his enemies. " Tom Blackburn; Campaigns Effectively Push the Negatives; The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida); Nov 1, 2004.
"The man accused of siccing the animal on him was arrested Wednesday." Ian Demsky; Man Says Mix-up at Party Led to Dog Attack; The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee); Nov 5, 2004.
This week's theme: short words.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. -Thomas Carlyle, writer (1795-1881)
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