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stout

(stowt) [O.Fr. estout, bold]
Having a bulky body.
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"And thou," quoth the stranger, laughing, "takest thy cudgeling like a brave heart and a stout yeoman."
But now the distant twigs and branches rustled with the coming of men, and suddenly a score or two of good stout yeomen, all clad in Lincoln green, burst from out the covert, with merry Will Stutely at their head.
"Why, marry," answered jolly Robin, "yon stout fellow hath tumbled me neck and crop into the water and hath given me a drubbing beside."
"Give me a good stout bow and a fair broad arrow, and if I hit it not, strip me and beat me blue with bowstrings."
Then taking up his own good stout bow and nocking an arrow with care, he shot with his very greatest skill.
Here stood a great oak tree with branches spreading broadly around, beneath which was a seat of green moss where Robin Hood was wont to sit at feast and at merrymaking with his stout men about him.
Then Will and a score of yeomen leaped upon the stranger, but though they sprang quickly they found him ready and felt him strike right and left with his stout staff, so that, though he went down with press of numbers, some of them rubbed cracked crowns before he was overcome.
Then Robin took this sweet, pretty babe, clothed him all anew from top to toe in Lincoln green, and gave him a good stout bow, and so made him a member of the merry band.
Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all?
A restraining order drafted by the prosecution was granted, banning Stout from contacting Mr Jordan or his family directly or indirectly for an indefinite period.
Cops who stopped the Renault Clio found David Laing, 23, and Greg Stout, 18.
-Longs Drug Stores has named Karen Stout executive vice president and chief operating officer.