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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.
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A source close to Twinkle claims that she is known for her stylishness.
Stephanie Snyder, a tenacious broker who helped create the retail leasing arm of Crown Acquisitions and was equally known for a stylishness honed in the fashion magazine world, died Sept.
"The companion of the new UK head of Government is a kind of fashion icon: until now artistic director of luxury paper company Smythson, Samantha Cameron combines stylishness with a feel for her time," said Bruni on her site.
Picasso first met Angel Fernandez de Soto in 1899 at the famous Catalan watering hole of writers and artists, Els Quatre Gats, and was immediately drawn by his stylishness and uncompromising politics.
Duff's frequent voiceover segments are accompanied by animated collage-style visuals that boast a stylishness missing from the rest of the film.
The hotel was completely gutted by French architect Jacques Garcia, a meticulous and expressive designer who had some of the hotel's previous furnishings for revived and reproduced to strike the right chord of elegance and stylishness. The result is stark white walls and antique carpets and red velvet chairs.
It starts with the aesthetic--the same mid-century, space-age, swinger stylishness that the international carrier and its sister airline in the States, Virgin America, are known for.
She described the range as "young and fun, with just the right amount of sexiness and stylishness".
From a simple design perspective, the phone lives up to the hype: it's a compact device that has smaller dimensions than many popular smart phones and its curved casing gives it a stylishness that the more brick-shaped smartphones lack.
Why is it that people's perceptions of stylishness are considered a warning sign of carelessness?
Paige Williams won for Atlanta its first National Magazine Award in feature writing for her article "You Have Thousands of Angels Around You," which ran in October with the subhead "How one young woman lost her family, survived a war, escaped two continents, and through the kindness of strangers found a lifelong home in Atlanta." The American Society of Magazine Editors award, known as an Ellie, was given to Atlanta for the "stylishness and originality" of Williams's reporting.
At the same time, the Voxy has stylishness at its heart while the Noah gives off a feeling of familiarity.