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sty·let

, stylette (stī'let, stī-let'),
1. A flexible metallic rod inserted in the lumen of a flexible catheter to stiffen it and give it form during its passage.
2. A slender probe.
Synonym(s): style, stylus (3) , stilus
[It. stilletto, a dagger; dim. of L. stilus or stylus, a stake, a pen]

style

the stalk of the PISTIL of a flower connecting the STIGMA to the ovary.

style

a term used in subjective appraisal of wool; combines brightness, density, character, dust penetration and tip shape.
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We entered that transition which leads from despair to destiny, which is like the shift that occurs in art--from stylelessness to form.
and although he attacked the National Review for its stylelessness, Macdonald always defended Buckley as a nice man, or, as he told F.
More recently, he has synthesized his multiple influences into a seeming stylelessness, but one that bristles nonetheless with the contradictions of American society.