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stout

(stowt) [O.Fr. estout, bold]
Having a bulky body.
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The continuing downward trend and worsening of public finances in the eurozone, poses an extreme danger about the stoutness of our economy, especially as far as the financial services is concerned, where trust is a fundamental precondition.
in Crimp 158) but also because of the textural qualities the material itself transmits, as for example impenetrability, permanence, and stoutness.
Her outstanding feature is the volume and stoutness of her soprano, one capable of grand dramatic expression.
Something confident and profound filled his spirit and materialized in the space of the classroom through his voice, when he stressed some words as if he were tasting them, and through his stoutness and hand gestures.
The early 19th century firmly associated stoutness with influence, wealth, and respectability.
But because I am a bear for stoutness, I ran a couple of short deck screws thru the two halves, then silicone caulked the screw heads and the entire joint.
His principal point was that the comic countered the partial, the abstract, the alienated, and pretentious and restored to us a realization of the stoutness, goodness, and commonality of our humanity.
Kathy Bates plays a neighbour with formidable stoutness of dress and character and one of the film's highlights for me was the considerable irony demonstrated by her mentally ill son in confronting April and Frank with unpalatable and unwanted home truths--a rather shocking and revealing admission in that era when social niceties remained the order of the day and 'truth' deferred to social conventions.
9): with proximal blade inserting on right side of the apical blade, apical blade smoothly curved and of moderate stoutness, apical hook and subapical notch rather weakly developed, and the body of the vesica shaped in an angle.
Give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
12) Tarsometatarsus shape: The torsometatarsus varied in stoutness.
In fact, the entire 30 years of data assembled here testify to journalists' stoutness in refusing to crumple under repeated assaults of downsizing, profit-snatching and mission-cramping.