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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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Bruce Undy, Warwickshire and Coventry Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "Regulation has long been stifling business growth so these plans to put an end to the excessive legislation that choke small businesses is welcome news.
s chief executive did little Thursday to quell the uproar among some shareholders over his hefty pay, stifling debate at the company's annual meeting as the board members who approved the compensation didn't show up to defend themselves.
The new plants will use 40-foot dishes to focus the sun's energy onto Stifling engines, sealed systems filled with hydrogen that, when heated with the solar energy, drive four pistons.
In the 1970s, the government began focusing on "deregulation" in many areas, in response to concerns that too much regulation was stifling the nation's economic growth.
At times emotional or sharp-tongued, Will-Yam in the Land of Giants stresses very real social problems including a stifling educational system that focuses too heavily on the kids most in trouble, child sexual abuse, exploitation, the greed of athletic companies in dictating the futures of sports players too young to make life-changing decisions, and much more.
Genetic mutations in cells' internal powerhouses could contribute to aging by stifling tissue maintenance, according to new research.
They were split evenly when asked whether deflation was stifling innovation.
He angrily accused the Synod organizers of bureaucratic stifling of debates and disallowing free discussions.
Is the federal government's insistence that carriers meet their obligations for new licenses stifling wireless technology development?
But Oftel yesterday strongly refuted the allegations, arguing that rather than stifling development of new Internet services they were actually in the vanguard of bringing them to a wider public.