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sturdy

(stûr′dē)
adj. stur·dier, stur·diest
Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health: a sturdy lifeguard; a sturdy build.
n.
See gid.

stur′di·ly adv.
stur′di·ness n.
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A spokesperson for the parks department said the change to concrete is because it is sturdier and cheaper.
They then made sturdier traps using steel cables, one of which finally caught the enormous reptile.
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Their adjustment to the existing device makes it sturdier and less expensive.