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stout

(stowt) [O.Fr. estout, bold]
Having a bulky body.
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It wasn't as subtle in recoil as the softest 9mm, but it wasn't any harsher than the stoutest 9mm, either.
Our long gone correspondent also refers to a "Mr Tim Donovan, of Maid of Killarney fame" and his wife who was "truly and justly accorded the stoutest and heaviest woman in Cardiff or for miles around".
As they could not be secure in their own holdings unless all Sulla's system was on a firm foundation, they were his stoutest champions even after he died (App.
It wasn't the best use of his time, if I may self-deprecate, but he endured my gab graciously as I tried to out-liberal the stoutest liberal in Congress.
Even one of Surtees' stoutest supporters admits that 'his books ran counter to the currents of his age in their lack of idealism, absence of sentimentality, and almost wilful flouting of conventional moralism.
The strong gallop Sweet Dream will set should see the race pan out ideally for the tip as she looks one of the stoutest stayers in the race.
FOXBORO -- After years of fielding a defense that generally bent and frequently broke at the most inopportune of moments, the Patriots entered the playoffs this season with their stoutest and stiffest unit in a decade.
This is "the peculiar energy which gives tension to movement and stiffness to resistance, which makes the fiercest lightning forked rather than curved and the stoutest oak-branch angular, rather than bending" (Cook and Wadderburn, 1903: vol.
brasiliensis and much-more slender and delicate than in the long, narrow-winged molossids in which the third metacarpal is the stoutest metacarpal.
Stamens glabrous; filaments 1.5-2.2 mm long, connate proximally for 0.5-0.8 mm, longest opposite the anterior sepal and then opposite the 2 anterior-lateral sepals, stoutest opposite the 3 posterior petals; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, subequal, the connectives red.
There's sloops on the river, boy, that would give a hard time on't to the stoutest vessel King George owns.