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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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In Indiana, meanwhile, an infant died after being left in a stiflingly hot car, according to the indystar.com website.
Unfortunately, a dog's natural temperature-lowering mechanisms don't always work, especially if, for instance, the animal has been exercising too strenuously or has been confined in a hot and stuffy environment--such as a parked and closed-up car or an airtight, stiflingly hot house or apartment.
Those who espouse divisive ideologies of every stripe, which reduce our wondrous cosmos--and humanity's place in it--into something "stiflingly crude and lumpish." There's no need, she argues, for a "straight-edge rider in a fractal universe."
Scott was slashed from 50-1 to a topoffer 25-1 with Ladbrokes for this week's final Major, the USPGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in stiflingly hot Georgia, and Williams was billed at 7-2 to win more Majors than his old boss next year on Bet365's craftily-named Caddy-Sack market.
The latter can be a necessary tactic in the heat of the summer when surface waters sometimes stratify into a stiflingly hot surface layer that drives fish deep.
In Nirvana's, I finish up my morning coffee and internet, barely bearing the stiflingly loud bourgeois clientele.
"We heard the guy on the weather saying it was going to be stiflingly hot," Mr.
Italy's reputation and national identity of playing attritional soccer and catenacco, a brand of stiflingly defensive play, needs recalibrating with the modern game so reliant on individual excellence and Olympic pace attacks.
Tapeta was an unknown quantity for many in the field, and the night was stiflingly hot for horses who had flown in just days earlier with no time to acclimatise.
Walk along the peeling, dank corridors (which are either very cold or stiflingly hot in summer, apparently) and you get a real sense of just how horrible it must have been to be a prisoner.
As a result, school kids, office workers, and apartment dwellers have had little choice but to close their windows, which can be especially dangerous on stiflingly hot summer days when pollution levels are highest and cool breezes through open windows are most needed.
When I get to my office, it is stiflingly hot because the air conditioning is broken.