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(of plant structures) growing upwards, stiff and rigid.
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He lived in the strictest retirement--nobody was admitted to him, not even his own countrymen.
'Would you permit me to shut the door, sir, and will you further, sir, give me your honour bright, that what passes between us is in the strictest confidence?'
Not only had he put himself beyond the pale of human laws, but he had made himself independent of them, free in the strictest acceptation of the word, quite beyond their reach!
Now, in you we can repose the strictest confidence; in you we have seen--or at least I have seen, and that's the same thing, for there's no difference between me and my brother Ned, except that he is the finest creature that ever lived, and that there is not, and never will be, anybody like him in all the world--in you we have seen domestic virtues and affections, and delicacy of feeling, which exactly qualify you for such an office.
Mr Cheeryble, being of course wholly unsuspicious that such reflections were presenting themselves to his young friend, proceeded to give him the needful credentials and directions for his first visit, which was to be made next morning; and all preliminaries being arranged, and the strictest secrecy enjoined, Nicholas walked home for the night very thoughtfully indeed.
His majesty gave orders, upon pain of death, that every soldier in his march should observe the strictest decency with regard to my person; which however could not prevent some of the younger officers from turning up their eyes as they passed under me: and, to confess the truth, my breeches were at that time in so ill a condition, that they afforded some opportunities for laughter and admiration.
The old Fairy led her to a pretty room which she said should be hers, at the same time giving her the strictest orders never to let out the fire which was burning brightly in the grate.
Summary: Vancouver [Canada], Aug 30 (ANI): Naela Quadri Baloch, the World Baloch Women's Forum's President on Friday called for the Pakistani government to hand over the strictest of punishments to the perpetrators who forcibly converted a Sikh girl to Islam and forcefully got her married to a Pakistani man.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak's current account in Ambank was provided a special code name after fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho had requested for it to be dealt with the strictest confidence, a witness told the High Court today.
The pc network should meet the strictest safety criteria.
Wang Xuehai, chairman of Humanwell Healthcare, based in Wuhan, Hubei province, said China has been imposing the strictest control on fentanyl, and at present it can only be used in injections, and no oral products have been approved in China.
'The inquiry for the incident is underway and strictest actions will be taken for those found responsible,' PIA said.