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stout

(stowt) [O.Fr. estout, bold]
Having a bulky body.
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"Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale."
Why, boy, thy mother's milk is yet scarce dry upon thy lips, and yet thou pratest of standing up with good stout men at Nottingham butts, thou who art scarce able to draw one string of a two-stone bow."
So, in all that year, fivescore or more good stout yeomen gathered about Robin Hood, and chose him to be their leader and chief.
But the stranger turned the blow right deftly and in return gave one as stout, which Robin also turned as the stranger had done.
"I must needs own thou art a brave and a sturdy soul and, withal, a good stout stroke with the cudgels.
"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."
Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all?
"O'Hara's Irish Stout is brewed the way stouts used to be 30 years ago in Ireland," says Guy McClelland, Canadian Importer and President of McClelland Premium Imports.
Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing Company, Brett Joyce of Rogue Ales and experts from each brewery tested a selection of stouts. "Witnessing stout explode onto the American craft beer scene was a light bulb moment for me," said Matthew Rutkowski of Spiegelau.