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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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Caption: A student at Robertsville Middle School sets the record for building the sturdiest balsawood bridge, it held up to 412 lbs.
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The men are of the sturdiest physique, and should form a battalion of great strength.
Amber, a relatively simple resin secreted by trees, is among nature's sturdiest and perhaps most elegant compounds.
There is no point buying a cheap gazebo which will blow down or let in water - choose the sturdiest one you can find, even if it costs a little more.
A form of animal armour, called 'dragon fish', slender and spiked, is regarded as having one of the sturdiest and most flexible forms.
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