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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.
References in classic literature ?
I only know that in the afternoon, when the air was aglow with the sunset, I was standing before the church of Saints John and Paul and looking up at the small square-jawed face of Bartolommeo Colleoni, the terrible condottiere who sits so sturdily astride of his huge bronze horse, on the high pedestal on which Venetian gratitude maintains him.
He's none of ME, even as I MIGHT have been," Brydon sturdily declared.
The latter was a small, alert, dark-eyed man about thirty years of age, very sturdily built, with thick black eyebrows and a strong, pugnacious face.
We laugh at Englishmen, when we are at home, for sticking so sturdily to their national ways and customs, but we look back upon it from abroad very forgivingly.
The doctor and Kennedy kept watch by turns, and Joe availed himself of the chance to sleep most sturdily for twenty-four hours at a stretch.
Ay, marry, that will I abide thy coming, and joyously, too," quoth the stranger; whereupon he leaned sturdily upon his staff to await Robin.
Another was walking sturdily by himself but without his musket, groaning aloud and swinging his arm which had just been hurt, while blood from it was streaming over his greatcoat as from a bottle.
If I had, I shouldn't have come," he said sturdily.
Pacifique strode sturdily on along the red lane, whistling.
Steadily, sturdily, almost insolently, he had thrust his way through to the front ranks.
He sank his tiny teeth into one of the wings and pulled and tugged sturdily.
Sturdily holding to their own opinions, they thought incessant repetitions of Saints, Martyrs, and Holy Families, monotonous and uninteresting--and said so.