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  • noun Plural form of stead.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stead.


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  • "It often falls out that a hawk breaks her wing and train-feathers, so that others must be set in their steads, which is termed ` ymping 'them."

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

  • Then waxed Grimhild fell at those words, and spake, “Do even as we bid thee, and take therefore great honour, and our friendship, and the steads withal called Vinbjorg and Valbjorg.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Now as he spoke, behold, there came another knock at the gate, louder than the first knock, whereupon the servants sprang at the stranger with staves and weapons, to fall upon him and slay him; but he shouted at them, saying, “Bide in your steads, for I am the Angel of Death.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Depart, therefore, forthright and add not cark to my cark and care to my care, neither do thou pretend to rescue me from this my plight; for who shall carry me to thy country through all these vales and thirsty wolds and fatal steads?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He glanced to his left and then his right, but the wide low ridge that had separated the orchard lands from the smaller steads on the outskirts of Tempre held no structures or dwellings, mainly stands of hardwood and leafy softwood, with almost no evergreens.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • Mykel kept studying the high road, and the steads beside the road down toward Tempre.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • There were no huts or steads in sight anywhere to the north, suggesting that the regional alector had prohibited them and allowed only seasonal grazing.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • There were few huts or steads on the rolling hills to the north of Hyalt, but almost immediately, they passed over a ridge that held a narrow road that hugged the ridge and headed eastward.

    Cadmian's Choice


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