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strict

(of plant structures) growing upwards, stiff and rigid.
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Strict measures have been taken to put an end to disorder and to re-establish public security.
He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment; for, in such conjunctures, when he used, merely as a trial, to consider which was the best way of murdering the king, his ordure would have a tincture of green; but quite different, when he thought only of raising an insurrection, or burning the metropolis.
No doubt the Serenest Republic was very strict with the theatre, and suffered it to hold the mirror up to nature only when nature was behaving well, or at least behaving as if young people were present.
Of course I sha'n't peep," said Maggie, disdainfully; and she buried her face in the pillow like a person of strict honor.
It will be better that I should ask you a question: Is the physician, taken in that strict sense of which you are speaking, a healer of the sick or a maker of money?
And the pilot likewise, in the strict sense of the term, is a ruler of sailors and not a mere sailor?
They are very strict in the army, and they were too strict for the Honourable John.
My strict sense of propriety restores it (by the hands of my wife) to its place on the writer's table.
Hunt consulted, to conceal all knowledge or suspicion of the meditated treachery, but to keep up a vigilant watch upon the movements of Rose, and a strict guard upon the horses at night.
Both the good women kept strict silence during the whole scene between Mr Allworthy and the girl; but as soon as it was ended, and that gentleman was out of hearing, Mrs Deborah could not help exclaiming against the clemency of her master, and especially against his suffering her to conceal the father of the child, which she swore she would have out of her before the sun set.
There was a need to make legislation so that strict action could be taken against those elements using injection for increasing the production of milk, he said.
141 - production and delivery in 2017 of a polygraph (forms of strict accountability) for the needs of the ugibdd of the ministry of internal affairs of russia in the yaroslavl region (protocol on the detention of a vehicle); 17.