- Latin, a stalk, stem. (Wiktionary)
“I have not allowed the word yet, and am doubtful of allowing it, because it entirely confuses the student's sense of the Latin 'stipula' (see above, vol. i., chap. viii., § 27) doubly and trebly important in its connection with”
“Thus from one standpoint it has been contended that the explanations historians actu - ally provide simply do not measure up to the stipula - tions embodied in the proposed model: the average historian would be hard put to cite the universal hy - potheses upon which the meaning and validity of his causal propositions allegedly depend.”
“Refining on the more delicate sound of stipes, the Latins got 'stipula,' the thin stem of straw: which rustles and ripples daintily in verse, associated with spica and spiculum, used of the sharp pointed ear of corn, and its fine processes of fairy shafts.”
“Mesopotamia; "Cum jam stipula flaveate turgerent;" a circumstance, which, in the latitude of Aleppo, would naturally refer us to the month of April or May.”
“• Though, from their intruisic interest, notwithstanding the general outcry against the capitulation of Madrid, the capitula - tion of that capital was not deemed necessary to be introduced to these pages, it may not be improper to shew that the stipula - tions were not nr. ore extraordinary in point of favour thaii those even of the battle of Coranna.”
Internet Archive: A History of the campaigns of the British forces in Spain and Portugal : undertaken to relieve those countries from the French usurpation : comprehending memoirs of the operations of this interesting war : characteristic reports of the Spanish and Portuguese troops, and illustrative anecdotes of distinguished military conduct in individuals, whatever their rank in the Army
“The Treaty itself, by its stipula - tions for the posts, for indemnity, and for a due observance of ourneutral right!!, has justly raised the charaeter of the nation.”
“(solemnia) on the conclusion of a contractsuch as shaking hands or breaking a straw (stipula) laid hold of by two persons — and all the various modes of confirming the declarations on either side, prove in fact the embarrassment of the contracting parties as to how and in what way they may represent declarations, which are always successive, as existing simultaneously at the same moment; and these forms fail to do this.”
“1 The corn was ripe when Sapor invaded Mesopotamia; “Cum jam stipula flaveate turgerent;” a circumstance, which, in the latitude of Aleppo, would naturally refer us to the month of April or May.”
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