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sturdy

(stûr′dē)
adj. stur·dier, stur·diest
Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health: a sturdy lifeguard; a sturdy build.
n.
See gid.

stur′di·ly adv.
stur′di·ness n.

sturdy

neurological disease in sheep caused by the pressure of a Taenia multiceps metacestode. Called also gid.
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The build quality and sturdiness of the machine is outstanding and even with 2 vibrating sieves running at the same time there is no rattle.
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Its timeless, pure and authentic design clubbed with the quality engineering, sturdiness and driving dynamics, which is a characteristic of the Brand Volkswagen, will set a benchmark in its class.
The banking system is keeping its financial sturdiness and has completed the first quarter of 2010 with improved liquidity and capital positions, with positive financial results, and with an increased amount of attracted deposits and balance assets," states the report of the BNB on the condition of the Bulgarian banks after the first three-month period of the year.
The European authorities will be carrying out new coordinated stress tests for banks in 2010, like those conducted in 2009, to check the sturdiness of financial establishments, announced the chairman of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS), on 26 January.
It is well put together and feels stiff and solid - those additional safety features for drop-top motoring and the folding metal roof mechanism add much to its sturdiness.
Environmentally friendly from manufacturing to recycling, products feature zero outer packaging, and a unique, patented snap-together yin-yang bottling system, which allows any two of the 100ml bottles to snap together for sturdiness and compactness.
Combing board book sturdiness with audio animal sounds, the "Usborne Farmyard Tales: Noisy Animals" is colorfully illustrated by Stephen Cartwright and offers preschoolers with a simple text that builds line-by-line and page-by-page into a story written by Felicity Brooks of two children who feed breakfast to seven of barnyard animals who express their appreciation by the distinctive sounds each animal makes.