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stifle

(stī′fəl)
n.
The joint of the hind leg analogous to the human knee in certain quadrupeds, such as the horse.
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But their voice was stifled and decisive action was taken only last year.
The second player entered, bowed before an audience in his head, sat down and wriggled his fingers quickly in the air, then hit her keys and out came a stifled wooden sound.
are, they argue, likely to be stifled by stronger intellectual property regimes.
Elliot Lake officials saw the writing on the wall at least five years ago and attempted to get an economic diversification plan in place only to be stifled by the provincial government.
NORTHERN Ireland's new Chief Constable yesterday warned that his officers were being stifled by red tape and excessive bureaucracy.
SMALL-SCALE Live music events at some local venues are being stifled by new licensing laws.
That sort of mixing, however, has been stifled in recent years by lake warming.
But Klein says that Microsoft's bullying stifled other companies, like Netscape, from innovating.
Before deregulation, all five industries suffered from stifled flexibility, soaring prices, and generally poorer service.
Jones, simultaneously giving permission and encouraging the urge to move before it--and the giggles--could be stifled.