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- adj. Tall; large; stout.
- adj. Strong; powerful; hardy; robust; sturdy.
- adj. Bold; audacious.
- adj. Rough in manner; stern; austere; ill-tempered.
- adj. (of a voice) Rough; hoarse; deep-toned; harsh.
- adj. (of land or cloth) Stiff; inflexible.
- adv. Severely; strongly.
- n. A stake.
- n. A round of a ladder.
- n. A stave in the side of a wagon.
- n. A large pole by which barges are propelled against the stream; a poy.
- n. An armed battle or conflict.
- n. A time of struggle or stress.
- n. Tumult, commotion; confusion.
- n. A blowing or deposit of dust.
Greenford at that stour, whereas well-nigh all their fighting-men were lying before the Red Hold as now.
Less to move around while the builders are here, and less stuff to scrape dust and stour off afterwards.
For that Pridam was a passing good knight, and he wounded Sir Bors full evil, and he him again; but ever this Pridam held the stour in like hard.
And when Sir Tristram departed into the forest Sir Launcelot held alway the stour like hard, as a man araged that took no heed to himself, and wit ye well there was many a noble knight against him.
And there Sir Priamus slew the Marquis of Moises land, and Sir Gawaine with his fellows so quit them that they had the field, but in that stour was Sir Chestelaine, a child and ward of Sir Gawaine slain, wherefore was much sorrow made, and his death was soon avenged.
And some other stroke is planned as well, something terrible, something meant to pass unnoticed in the stour that will break out when they attack her.
The floor showed signs of a fairly active stour: the dessicated bodies of several Blind Whites and men lay strewn carelessly about, as well as a number of slain bats.
That the slaughter-stead there at the stour they might wield,
Ther was never a freake wone foot wolde fle, but still in stour dyd stand,
-- As to being hangit, why, that's a matter that happens to mony a deacent man, and it's but a spurl or tway, and a gaspin gurble, an 'ae stour heave, and a's ower; ye're dead ere a body's weel certified that the board's awa' from behind you -- and the night-cap's a great blessing, baith to you and the company.
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