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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.

sturdy

neurological disease in sheep caused by the pressure of a Taenia multiceps metacestode. Called also gid.
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I'm thinking not even the sturdiest method actor would manage to pull off this role without laughing his heads off in between the shots.
It was quite the sturdiest of the assorted "green shoots" that nervous optimists, like myself, have been discerning - the one that was actually shooting up, not going down more slowly.
But even the sturdiest East Asian success stories aren't democracies in the Western liberal sense, Shin says, and a majority of their citizens don't want them to be--though they almost universally endorse democracy as an abstraction.
Their silk is the strongest biological fiber produced in nature and makes the sturdiest webs on Earth.
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Gardening, the Consumers' Association magazine, put some new tulip varieties on trial last spring to find the best-looking, longest-flowering and sturdiest new tulips.
All suspension cables will be replaced and the hemicycle should have "the sturdiest ceiling in the EU".
It's available on Lake Records, the UK's sturdiest trad-centric outlet, and includes such old favourites as Dippermouth Blues, Aunt Hagar's Blues and Bogalusa Strut.
The 27-year-old Michigan native, who had one of the sturdiest voices of the sixth season, never rose to expectations sparked by strong early performances.
While a business could potentially accommodate a short term interruption of their primary information system, any such extended interruption would inflict potentially insurmountable wounds to the recovery of even the otherwise sturdiest operations.
They generally produce the sturdiest of the plastic prototypes, though, so they can work well for simple, low precision metal castings in a bonded sand facility.
Jeffreys told her students to remain seated and picked up the sturdiest item she could find: the thin, two-foot-long, squeegee.