from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who or that which stanches; specifically, a styptic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who, or that which, stanches, or stops, the flowing, as of blood.
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- noun One who, or that which,
stanchesor stops a flow.
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His name was Johnson, and he was in the wine trade; and whether for travelling or whether for staying at home — whether for paying you a visit in your own house, or whether for entertaining you in his — there never was (and I am prepared to maintain there never will be) a stancher friend, choicer companion, or a safer guide than Thomas Johnson.
Brace suggested Olmsted, and partly because he thought if Olmsted really travels around the South and sees what's there, it'll -- it'll effect his opinion about slavery and make him a much stancher opponent.
From that time Miss Martin had no stancher friends than Jim and Hetty; and when one day Jim's big brother led her up the aisle of the village church as a bride, there were two young people behind her in white gloves and ribbons who looked almost as bright and happy as the chief actors of the day.
Jesse Cummings, of Mesa, was along to act as cook, packer, and horse-wrangler, helped in all three branches by the two elder boys; he was a Kentuckian by birth, and a better man for our trip and a stancher friend could not have been found.
And never had Duane bestrode a gamer, swifter, stancher beast.
"And I have youth and mining experience and the inside track, as well as stancher friends than he ever dreamed of," laughed Ridgway, clapping the other on the back.
There was color in her cheeks and a stancher adjustment of the lines of her face.
Through all of his hilarious experiences at Fardale, Frank had not a stancher adherent.
The canoe and pirogue could handle the packs and kegs brought westward by the files of Indian ponies; but the heavy loads of the Conestoga wagons demanded stancher craft.
Councel, there never was a stronger or stancher Ship seen.