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Stadt'hold-er (stat'hold-er), 77. Formerly, the
chief magistrate of the United Provinces of Holland.

Staff, re. ; pi. stave^ or stave^. A stick used
in walking ; a prop ; a support : — ensign of office :

— a stanza or series of verses. See Staves.
StSff, re. ; pi. STAFFS. A set of officers attached

to a commander of an army.
StAg, re. A male red deer; the male of the hind :

— a bull castrated when grown up.

Sta^^e, re. A raised floor or platform on which
any show is exhibited, or on which speakers
stand, or for other uses : — the theatre : — a place
in which rest is taken on a journey ; a step ; a
stop: — a stage-coach.

Sta(,+ e'-c6ach (staj'koch), 77. A public coach.

STA<,iE'-PLAY, re. Theatrical entertainment.

Sta^e'-play-er, n. An actor on the stage.

STACjt'ER, 77. A player; an old practitioner.

Stag'gard, re. A four-year-old stag.

StXg'iGER, v. n. To reel ; to faint : — to hesitate.

StXg'jGER, v. a. To make to reel : — to alarm.



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STXe'eEE-tNG-iiY, ad. In a reeling manner.

StXg'^tER^, n. pi. A kind of horse apoplexy.

STA(jf'lN(x, n. Scaffolding. Halliwell.

Sta^^'i-rite, 71. A native of Stagira : — applied
especially to Aristotle.

StAg'nan-cy, n. State of being stagnant.

Stag'nant, a. Motionless ; still ; not flowing.

Stag'nate, v. n. To have no course or stream.

Stag-na'tion, n. A cessation of motion ; stop.

Staid, a. Sober ; grave ; regular ; steady.

Staid'ness, n. Sobriety ; gravity ; regularity.

Stain, v. a. To blot ; to maculate ; to tinge ; to
color ; to discolor : — to tarnish ; to disgrace.

Stain, n. Discoloration ; a blot ; a spot ; a blem-
ish : — a taint of guilt ; shame.

Stain'er, n. One who stains ; a dyer.

Stain'less, a. Free from blots or spots ; pure.

Stair, n. A step. — PI. A series of steps.

Stair'case, n. A whole set of stairs, with the
frame or walls supporting the steps.

Stake, n. A post : — a wager ; a pledge ; hazard.

Stake, v. a. To defend with posts or stakes : —
to put to hazard ; to hazard ; to wager.

Sta-lac'tic, ) a. Relating to or resembling

Sta-l1c't£-cal, \ a stalactite ; stalactitic.

Sta-lac'tite, n. (Mill.) A concretion of car-
bonate of lime, pendent like an icicle.

Stal-ac-tit'ic, ) a. Relating to stalactites ;

STlL-AC-TiT'i-CAt,, \ formed like stalactites.

Sta-lag'mite, ?!. (Mln.) Stalactitical deposit of
carbonate of lime : — a plant.

Stal-ag-MIT'ic, a. Relating to stalagmites.

Stale, a. Stagnant ; old ; not fresh ; vapid ; taste-
less from age ; worn-out; long-kept.

Stale, n. A long handle : — a decoy : — urine.

Stale, v. n. To void urine, as a beast.

Stale'ness, 71. State of being stale ; vapidness.

Stalk (stawk), v. n. To walk with stately steps.

Stalk (stawk), n. The stem of a plant, of a quill,
&c. : — a stately step. [net.

Stalk'er (stawk'er), n. One who stalks: — a

StAlk'ing-Horse' (stawk'ing-hbrs), n. A horse
used by fowlers : — a mask ; a pretence.

Stalk'y (stawk'e), a. Hard like a stalk.

Stall, n. A crib for horses, &c. : — a bench; a
seat : — a place where something is sold.

Stall, v. a. To place or keep in a stall.

STALL'AqtE, n. Rent paid for a stall.

Stall'-fed, a. Fed not with grass, but dry feed.

Stall'-feed, v. a. To feed with dry fodder.

Stall'iqn (stal'yun), n. A horse not castrated.

StAl'worth (-wiirth), ) a. Stout; strong; brave;

Stal'wort (-wiirt), \ bold. [Local.]

STA'MEN,n.; pi. STAM' l-lfA. [L.J Foundation;
texture. — PI. First principles of any thing: —
the solids of the human body.

Sta'men, 71.; pi. STA'MEN§. {Bot.) The fer-
tilizing organ of a flower, consisting of filament,
anther, and pollen.

Stam'i-nal, ) a. Relating to, or furnished with,

StIm'i-natEj \ stamens.

Sta-min'e-ous, a. Consisting of stamens.

Stam'mer, v. n. To falter in speaking ; to stutter.

Stam'mer-er, 71. One who stammers.

STiM'MER-iNG, p. a. Hesitating in speech.

StXm'mer-ing-ly, ad. In a stammering manner.

StXmp, v. a. To strike with the foot : — to mark ;
to impress with some mark or figure ; to coin.

StXmp, v. n. To strike the foot downward.

StXmp, n. An instrument for making an impres-
sion : — a mark ; an impression ; a print ; a cut ;
a picture ; cast ; form : — authority.

StXmp'-Xct, n. An act of the British parliament
imposing a duty on stamps.

Stam-pede', n. [estampida, Sp.] A sudden fright
and scampering, as of wild horses.

StXmp'er, n. He or that which stamps.

Stanch, v. a. To hinder from running ; to stop.

Stanch, a. Sound ; firm ; trusty ; hearty ; strong.

Stanch, v. n. To cease to flow ; to stop.

Stanch'er, n. One who stanclies or stops blood.



STXNgH'lpN (stan'shun), n. A prop ; a support.
Stanch'ness, n. The state of being stanch.
StXnd, v. n. [j. STOOD ; pp. standing, stood.] To

be upon the feet ; to remain erect : — to halt ; to

persist ; to abide ; to stay ; to stop ; to be fixed.
StXnd, v. a. To endure ; to abide; to suffer.
StXnd, 71. A station ; a halt : perplexity ; a small

table ; a frame to place things on.
StXnd'ard, n. An ensign of war; a banner: — .

that which has been tried by the proper test ; an

established rule or model; a criterion; a test; a

rate : — a standing tree.
StXnd'ard, a. Affording a test to others ; fixed.
StXnd'ard-BeXr'er, 71. A bearer of a standard.
StXnd'er, n. One who stands.
Stand'ing, p. a. Settled; lasting; stagnant.
StXnd'ing, 7J. Continuance; staticm ; rank.
StXnd'ish, n. A stand or case for pen and ink.
StXng, n. A long bar ; a pole ; shaft of a cart.
StXnk, n. A dam, or bank, to stop water.
fSTXNK, i. From Stink. Stunk.
StXn'na-RY, n. A tin-mine : tin-works.
StXn'na-ry, a. Relating to tin-mines.
StXn'nic, a. Relating to tin.
Stan-nif'er-oOs, a. Producing tin.
Stan'za, n. A set of lines adjusted to each other

in a poem or hymn ; a strophe.
Stan-za'ic, a. Composed of stanzas.
Sta'ple, 11. A mart ; an emporium : — an original

material of a manufacture : — a chief commodity

or article of produce : — a loop of iron.
Sta'ple, a. Settled ; established ; principal.
Sta'pler, n. A dealer ; as, " a wool-stap/er."
Star, 77. An apparently small, luminous heavenly

body : — a mark of honor : — a distinguished

performer on the stage : — an asterisk.
Star'boaed, n. The right-hand side of the ship.
Starch, n. A substance to stiffen linen with.
Starch, a. Stiff; precise ; rigid ; starched.
Starch, v. a. To stiffen with starch.
Star'-cham-BER,77. An English court of criminal

jurisdiction, abolished in the time of Charles I.
Starched (starcht), p. a. Stiffened; formal.
Starch'er, n. One whose trade it is to starch.
Starch'lv, ad. Stiffly ; precisely.
Starch'ness, 77. Stiffness; preciseness.
Starch'y, a. Partaking of, or like, starch.
StAre, v. 71. To look with fixed eyes ; to gaze.
Stare, v. a. To affect or influence by stares.
Stare, n. A fixed look : — a bird , starling.
Star'er, 71. One who looks with fixed eyes.
Star'finch, 77. A beautiful bird ; the redstart.
Star'fish, 77. A molluscous, marine animal.
Star'-gaz-er, 77. An astronomer or astrologer.
St ar'-gaz-ing, n. Act of gazing at the stars.
Stark, a. Mere ; simple ; plain ; gross.
Stark, ad. Wholly ; entirely ; in a high degree.
Star'lj;ss, a. Having no light of stars.
Star'lT'ght (star'lit), n. The light of the stars.
Star'light (star'lit), a. Lighted by tne stars.
Star'like, a. Stellated; bright; illustrious.
Star'ling, n. A bird : — a defence to piers.
Starred (stard), a. Decorated with stars.
Star'ry, a. Consisting of, or like, stars : stellar.
Start, v. n. To rise or move suddenly ; to set out;

to begin a journey : — to wince ; to shrink.
Start, v. a. To alarm ; to startle; to rouse; to

put in motion : — to produce.
Start, 7t. A motion of terror ; a quick spring.
Start'er, 71. _ One that starts or shrinks.
Start'ing-Post, n. A place to start from.
StXr'tle, v. 77. To shrink with sudden fear.
Star'tle, v. a. To fright ; to shock ; to deter.
StXr'tle, 7t. Sudden alarm ; a shock ; terror.
Start'ling, p. a. That startles ; shocking.
StXrt'Op, 74. An upstart : — a kind of shoe. [R.]
StXr-Va'tion, 71. Act of starving; state of being

starved ; famishment.
Starve, v. n. To perish with hunger; to suffer

hunger : — to perish with cold.
StXrve, ?;. a. To kill with hunger ; to make starve.



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Staeve'ling, n. A lean, meagre animal.

Starve'LINS, a. Hungry ; lean ; pining.

State, n. Condition ; situation .• — rank ; degree :
— crisis : — pomp ; dignity ; grandeur : — estate ;
possession: — civil power, not ecclesiastical; a
body politic ; a commonwealth ; a kingdom or
republic. — PI. Nobility ; a legislative body.

State, v. a. To specify ; to tell ; to represent.

Stat'ed, p. a. Regular; fixed; established.

Stat'ed-ly, ad. Regularly; not occasionally.

State'li-nEss, 71. Grandeur; pomp; majesty.

Btate'ly, a. Grand ; lofty ; majestic ; august.

State'ment, 71. The act of stating ; a recital.

State'-room, 7!. A magnificent apartment: — a
room in a packet or steam-vessel.

6TATES-(^iiN'ER-AL, ji. pi. A legislative assembly
composed of different orders.

States'man, n. One versed in government or
political science ; a politician.

Syn. — A great statesman ; a crafty politician ;
a factious demagogue.

StXt'ic, ) a. Relating to statics, or the art of

Stat'i-cal, ( weighing.

StXt'ics, n. pi. Science or art of weighing bodies.

Sta'tioiv, n. A fixed place : — a place of stopping,
as on a railroad: — situation i condition of life;
post ; office ; state ; rank.

Sta'tion, v. a. To place in a certain poster rank;
to set ; to fix ; to establish.

Sta'tion-al, a. Relating to a station.

Sta'tion-a-ry, a. Fixed ; not progressive ; stand-
ing; motionless.

Sta'tiqn-er, n. A dealer in books, paper, &c.

Sta'tiqn-er-y, n. The wares of a stationer, as
books, paper, quills, pens, ink, &c.

fSTA'TlST, 71. A statesman. Sliak.

Sta-tis'tic, ) a. Relating to statistics, or to

STA-Tts'Ti-CAIi, ] the resources of a country.

Sta-tIs'ti-cal-ly, ad. In a statistical manner.

STAT-!S-Ti"ciAN (stat-is-tish'an), n. One who is
versed in statistics. [Jilodern.]

Sta-tis'tics, n. pi. The science which treats of
tlie strength and resources of nations: — national
resources, population, agriculture, commerce,
rrianufactures, &c.

Sta'tive, a. Relating to a fixed camp.

Stat'u-a-ry, 71. The art of carving or casting stat-
ues ; sculpture : — a statue, or collection of stat-
ues : — a sculptor ; a carver.

BtXt'ue (stat'yu), n. An image of marble, bronze,
or other substance.

Stat'ure (stat'yur), 71. Height of any animal.

STA'Tus,n. [L.] Standing ; situation ; rank.

StXt'u-ta-ble, a. According to statute.

Stat'u-ta-bl Y, ad. In a manner agreeable to law.

StXtTjte (stat'yut), n. A law enacted by a legis-
lative body ; a positive law ; edict.

STAT'y-TQ-RY, a. Enacted by statute.

Staunch (stanch), v. a. & 7i. See Stanch.

Stave, v. a. To break in pieces ; to push away.

Stave, 7t. A thin piece of timber in a barrel, or
other cask : — a metrical portion ; a staff.

Stave§ or Stave§ [stavz, 5. IV. P. E. Ja. Sm. ;
stavz or stavz, F. ; stavz, Pl^b.], n. ; pi. of Staff.

BtaW, 7). Ti. To be fixed ; to stand still. [Local.]

Stay, v. n. \i. staid or staved ; pp. staying,
STAID or stayed] To continue in a place; to
remain ; to wait ; to stop ; to abide.

Stay, 77. a. To stop ; to restrain ; to prop ; to support.

Stay, 71. Continuance ; a stop : — a prop ; support.
Stayed (stad), p. a. Fixed ; settled ; grave ; staid.
Stayed'lv (stad'le), arf. Gravely; staidly.
Stayed'ness (stad'nes), Ti. Gravity; staidness.
Stay'er, 71. One who stops, holds, or supports.
Stay'lace, 7!. A lace to fasten stays with.
Stay'-MAK-er, n. One who makes stays.
Stay^, n. pi. Bodice, or a waistcoat for women:

— large ropes to support a ship's mast.
Stay'-saii,, 71. (^Jfdut.) A sail extended on stays.
Bt£ AD (sted), 71. Room ; place ; — preceded by in i
as, in stead, in his stead: — the frame of a bed.



Stead'fast (sted'fast), a. Established or fast
in place ; steady ; firm ; fixed ; constant.

STEAD'FAST-Lv"(sted'fast-le), ati. Firmly; steadily.

St£ad'fast-NESS (sted'fas't-nes), n. Firmness.

Stead'i-ly (sted'e-le), ad. With steadiness.

STiJAD'i-Nfess, 77. Constancy; firmness.

Stead'y (sted'e), a. Firm; regular; constant.

Stead'y (sted'e), v. a. To make or keep steady.

Steak (stak), n. A slice of beef, &c. ; a collop.

Steal (stel), v. a. [i. stole ; pp. stealing, sto-
len.] To take what is another's unlawfully ol
without leave ; to take by theft ; to withdraw
privily.

Steal,!). 7).. Towithdraw privily; to practise theft.

Steal'er, 77. One who steals ; a thief.

Stealth (stelth), 71. [fTheft] ; a secret act; pri-
vacy ; secrecy. — By stealth, secretly.

Stealth'i-ly, ad. In a stealthy manner.

Stealth'y (stelth'e), a. Performed by stealth,

StfaM, 77. An elastic fluid, into which water is
converted by heat ; vapor.

Steam, 7). 71. To send up vapors; to fume: — to
travel or move forward by steam.

Steam, v. a. To heat with, or expose to, steam j
to apply sjeam to.

Steam'-boat, 71. A vessel propelled by steam.

Steam'-boil-er, 71. A large iron vessel for gen-
erating steam

Steam'-en-(^!NE, 77. An engine acted on by the
expansive force of steam.

Steam'er, 71. One who steams: — a vessel ot
ship propelled by steam.

Steam'-pack-et, 71. A vessel carrying passen-
gers, letters, &c., propelled by steam.

Steam'-shIp, 77. A ship propelled by steam.

Steam'-ves-sel, 71. A vessel propelled by steam.

Ste'Jl-tite, 77. Soapstone, unctuous to the touch.

Steed, 71. A horse for state or war.

Steel, 71. Iron refined and hardened ; any thing
ma^e of steel, as weapons.

Steel, a. Made of steel.

Steel, v. a. To edge with steel ; to make hard.

Steel'YARD [stel'yard, S. W. P. E. Ja. K. C. ; stil'-
yard, J. F. ; stel'yard or stel'yard, Sm.], n. A
k|nd of balance for weighing.

Steep, a. Rising or descending with great incli^
nation ; precipitous.

Steep, n. A precipice ; a steep ascent or descent

Steep, v. a. To soak ; to macerate ; to dip.

STEii'PLE, n. A turret or tower of various forms,
usually attached to a church ; a spire.

Stee'pled (ste'pld), a. Adorned with steeples.

Steep'ly, ad. With precipitous declivity.

Steep'ness, 71. State of being steep.

Steep'y, a. A poetical word for steep.

Steer, n. A young bullock or ox.

Steer, v. a. To direct ; to guide in a passage.

STiiER, V. n. To direct a course.

Stiser'a^e, 77. Act of steering, as of a ship ; di-
rection : — an apartment in the fore part of a ship
for the crew and for poorer passengers. — Steer-
age_passenger, one who occupies the steerage.

StIIr^^MAN, ! »• One who steers a ship ; a pilot.
SteevEjT;. a. {Ship-building.) To give the bowsprit

a certain angle of elevation with the horizon.
Stijg, n. A gander. [Local.]
Steg-a-n6g'ra-phy, 71. Art of secret writing.
St^-gXn'p-pod, 71. (Omith.) A swimming bird,
Ste'le, n. [Gr.] A sepulchral pillar or stone,
StiSl'lar, )a. Relating to the stars; starry;
Stel'la-ry, \ astral.

STiiL'LATE, ) a. Radiated or pointed as a star;
Stel'lat-ed, \ starred.
Stel-lif'er-oDs, a. Having or bearing stars.
STiiL'LiTE, 71. (Min.) A variety of zeolite.
StEl'li;-lar, a. Starlike; stellar; starry.
Ste-log'ra-phy, n. The art of writing upon

pillars.
StEm, 71. The stalk of a plant or tree ; a stalk j

twig : — a family ; race : — the prow of a ship.



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Stem, v. a. To oppose, as a current; to stop.

Stench, n. A fetid or bad smell ; a stink.

Sten'CIL, n. A thin piece of leather or metal, per-
forated, used in paiutiiig and marking.

Sten'CIL, v. a. To paint or form with a stencil.

Ste-Nog'RA-phek, u. One versed in stenography.

Sten-9-GrXph'ic, I a. Relating to stenogra-

Sten-o-gr1ph'i-cal, ( pliy, or short-hand.

Ste-nog'ra-phy, 71. Art of writing in sliort-hand.

Sten-To'ri-an, a. Kolating to Stentor (Homer's
loud-voiced herald) : — loud ; vociferous.

Step, v. n. To move with the feet ; to go ; to
walk ; to proceed.

Step, n. A pace ; a footstep : — a stair : — a round
of a ladder : — a degree : — an action ; a proceed-
ing. — Step, used as a prefix in composition, de-
notes relationship by marriage ; as, step-father,
step-molhex, step-son, stej9-daughter.

Step'ping-Stone, n. A stone laid for the foot.

Ster-cq-ra'ceoijs (-shus), a. Belonging to dung.

Ster-co-ra'tiqn, n. The act of manuring.

Ster-e-Q-graph'ic, a. Relating to stereography.

Ster-e-og'ra-phy, n. The art of drawing the
forms of solid bodies upon a plane.

Ster-e-om'e-trv, 71. Art of measuring solid
bodies.

Ster'e-Q-scope, n. An optical instrument which
presents to eaeheye the projection of a solid body,
on a plane surface, as it appears to that eye.

Ster-e-o-scop'ic, ( o. Relating to the stereo-

Ster-e-o-sc6p'i-cal, S scope.

Ster-e-6t'o-my, n. The art of cutting solid
bodies into various forms or figures.

*Ster'e-o-tvpe [ster'e-o-tip, P. J. Ja. Sm. R.
Wb. ; ste're-o-tip, fV. C], n. A plate of fixed metal-
lic type for printing : — the art of forming metallic
plates for prijiting.

*Ster'e-p-type, v. a. To make stereotype plates ;
to prepare and print by the use of stereotype plates.

*Ster'e-o-type, a. Pertaining to stereotype.

*STiJR'E-o-TYP-ER, 71. One who stereotypes.

*STi3R-E-o-T¥-P6G'RA-PHY,7i. The art of stereo-
type printing.

Ster'ile, a. Barren ; unfruitful ; not fertile.

Ste-ril'i-ty, 71. Barrenness ; unfruitfulness.

Ster'il-Ize,?3. a. To make barren.

Ster'ling, a. Genuine ; standard ; pure : — ap-
plied to English money.

Stern, a. Severe of look or manner ; harsh ; rigid.

Stern, n. The hind part of a ship, &c.

Ster'nal, a. Relating to the sternum.

Stern'-chas-er, n. (Maut.) A cannon placed
in a ship's stern.

Sterned (sternd), a. Having a stern.

StSbrn'ly, ad. In a stern manner ; severely.

Stern'ness, n. Severity of look ; harshness ;
rigor ; severity ; austerity.

Ster'non, 71. [Gr.] Same as sternum.

Stjern'-post, 71. (JVaut.) A piece of timber
erected on the extremity of the keel, to sustain the
rudder, and terminate the ship behind.

Ster'Num, n [L.] {Jlnat.) The breast-bone.

Ster-nu-ta'tion, 77. The act of sneezing.

Ster-nO'ta-tive, a. Provoking to sneeze.

Ster-nu'ta-TO-ry, 71. IVledicine for sneezing.

Ster-nu'ta-to-RY, a. Causing sneezing.

STiJRN'-wAY, 71. (JVaut.) Movement backward.

Ster'tq-roDs, a. Respiring deeply ; snoring.

StIjth'o-scSpe, 77. {Med.) An instrument used
in auscultation, for exploring the chest.

Steve'dore,7i. a man employed in loading and
unloading vessels.

Stew (stii), v. a. To boil ot seethe slowly.

Stew (stii), v. n. To be seethed slowly.

Stew (stu), n. Meat stewed for food: — a hot-
house ; a brothel : — confusion.

Ste w'ard, n. A manager of another's affairs.

Stew'abd-ship, 77. The office of a steward.

Stew'ish, a. Suiting the brothel or stews.

Stew'pan, n. A pan used for stewing.

Stib'i-al, a. Relating to antimony ; antimonial.



StIb' i-UM, n. [L.] Antimony.
STieii (stik), n. A verse or line in poetry.
STijeH'p-MAN-cy, n. Divination by verses.
Sti-zehom'e-try, 71. List of the books of Scripture.
Stick, n. A small piece of wood ; a club ; a cane ;

a staff: — a stab ; a thrust.
Stick, v. a. [i. stuck; pp. sticking, stuck.] To

fasten on ; to affix ; to set : — to stab ; to pierce.
Stick, v. n. To adhere ; to cleave •, — to stop ; to

remain ; to be constant : — to hesitate ; to scruple.
Stick'1-NESS, 77. Adhesive quality ; viscosity.
Stick'-lXc, 77. Lac in its natural state.
Stic'kle, v. n. To contest; to altercate ; to trim.
Stick'ler, 77. An obstinate contender ; defender.
Stick'y, a. Viscous ; adhesive ; glutinous.
Stiff, a. Rigid ; inflexible ; stubborn : formal,
Stif'fen (stif'fn), V. a. To make stiff.
Stif'fen, v. 77. To grow or become stiff.
Stiff'ly, ad. Rigidly ; inflexibly ; stubbornly.
StIff'-necked (stif'nekt), a. Having a stiff

neck ; stubborn ; obstinate.
STtFF'NESS, 77. State of being stiff.
Sti'fle, 71. a. To suffocate ; to extinguish ; to

smother ; to choke ; to suppress.
StIg'ma, 77. A brand ; a mark of infamy ; a blot.

— (BoS.) The top of the pistil.
Stig-Mat'ic, )a. Relating to or having a stig-
Stig-mat'i-cal, \ nia ; branded or marked.
StIg'ma-tize, v. a. To mark with infamy; to

fix a stigma upon ; to reproach.
Stil'bite, 77. {Mill.) A pearly variety of zeolite.
Stile, 77. A set of steps to pass over a fence : —

a dial-pin. See Style.
Sti-let' TO, 77. [It.] A small, round, pointed

dagger : — an instrument to make eyelet-holes.
Still, v. a. To make silent ; to quiet ; to appease.
Still, a. Silent ; quiet ; calm : — motionless.
Still, ad. Till now ; nevertheless ; always ; ever.
Still, 71. A vessel for distillation ; an alembic.
ST'iL-LA'TlM,ad. [L.] By drops ; drop by drop.
STrL-LA-Ti"Tlot;s, a. Falling in drops.
Stil'la-to-ry, 77. An alembic ; a laboratory.
Still'bi'rth, 77. State of being stillborn.
Still'born, a. Born lifeless ; dead at the birth.
STiLL'BURN, V. a. To burn while distilling.
Still'-life, 77. {Painting.) A representation of

such things as are without animal life, or have

only vegetable life.
StIll'ness, 7). Quietness; silence; taciturnity.
STiL'LY,'ad. Silently; not loudly ; calmly.
Stilt, v. a. To raise on stilts ; to elevate.
Stilts, 77. pi. Walking supports used by boys,
Stil'ty, a. Raised on stilts ; pompous.
Stim'ii-lant, a. Stimulating; exciting.
Stjm'ij-lant, n. A stimulating medicine ; any

thing that stimulates or excites ; excitement.
Stim'u-late, v. a. To goad ; to prick forward ,

to excite ; to spur on ; to quicken.
Stim-u-la'tion, 77. Act of stimulating; excite-
ment : — action of stimulants.
STiM'y-LA-TlVE, a. Stimulating.
STiM'y-LA-TivE, 77. That whicli stimulates.
Stim'v-LA-tor, 77. One who stimulates.
StJm' v-LUS^n.; pi. STiM'u-Li. [L.] A spur;

incitement ; that which stimulates ; a stimulant.
Sting, v. a. [i. stung; pp. stinging, stung.] To

pierce or wound with a point or sting ; to pain.
Sting, 77. A sharp point: — any thing that gives

pain : — remorse of cojiscience.
STiNfi'ER, 77. Whatever stings or vexes.
Stin'9^!-ness, 77. Covetousness ; niggardliness.
STiNfi'i^NG, p. a. Piercing with a sting ; sharp.
StTn'go, 77. Old, sharp, or strong beer, [yulirar.]
Stin'^y, a. Covetous ; niggardly ; avaricious.
Stink, v. n. [i. stunk or stank ; pp. stinking,

STUNK.] To emit an offensive smell.
Stink, n. An offensive smell ; stench.
Sti'nk'ard, 77. A mean, stinking, paltry fellow.
Stink'pot, n. A mixture offensive to the smell.
Stint, v. a. To bound ; to limit ; to confine.
Stint, 77. A limit ; a bound ; a quantity assigned.



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S'IInt'ER, n. Whatever or whoever stints.

Stipe, n. The stalk of a fern-leaf ; a stem.

Sti'pend, n. Wages ; a settled pay ; salary.

Sti'pend, jj. a. To pay by settled wajres. [iJ.]

*StT-pen'di-a-rv [sti-pen'de-Ei-re, P. J. Ja. Sm.;
sti-pen'jer-e, S. ; sti-pen'dyar-e, E. F. K. ; stl-
pen'de-5i-re' or sti-peii'je-a-re, IV.\, a. Relating
to a stipend ; receiving pay.

»Sti-pen'di-a-rv', «. One who receives a stipend.

STiP'i-TATE,'a. {Bot.) Supported by a stipe.

Sti'p'ple, d. a. To engrave by means of dots.

Stip'ple, n. An instrument used in stippling.

STip'PLiNG, 11. The act of engraving on copper
by the use of dots.

Stip'tic, a. See Styptic.

Stip'u-late, v. n. To contract ; to settle terras.

STip'y-LATE, a. {Bot.) Having stipules.

Stip-ij-la'tiqn,?!. Act of stipulating ; a coiitract :
a bargain ; terms ; condition ; article.

Stip'u-la-tor, n. One who contracts or bargains.

Stip'Ole, ?!. [6«/;)Mte, L.] {Bot.) A scale at the
base of a petiole or a leaf-stalk.

Stir, v. a. To put in motion ; to instigate j to
move; to agitate ; to incite ; to raise.

Stir, v. n. To move ; to be in motion.

Stir. (i. Tumult; commotion; disturbance.

Stir'a-boijt, n. A dish of oatmeal boiled in water.

St'ir'rer, n. One who stirs ; an instigator.

Stir'rup (stir'rup or stur'rup) [stur'rup, S. PT. P.
J. E. K. ; ster'rup, F. Ja. Sin. ; stir'rup, R. C.J, n.



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