Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stand for casks.
  • noun In a brewery, a stand on which the rounds or cleansing-vats are placed in a trough, which serves to carry off the over flowing yeast.
  • noun A stand on which pottery is placed in the drying-kiln preparatory to firing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. A stillion.

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  • verb Present participle of still.
  • noun obsolete, UK, dialect A stillion.

Etymologies

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Compare Low German Stelling, German stellen ("to set, to place").

Examples

  • Dette er da det grunnlag for min stilling som alene kan være bestemmende for mig.

    Nobel Institute Director Ragnvald Moe's Statement

  • Christ ordered his disciples to put to sea, that he might show his glory upon the water, in stilling the waves, and might do an act of kindness to a poor possessed man on the other side the water: He went into a ship with his disciples, v. 22.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • This miracle which Christ wrought for the relief of his disciples, in stilling the storm, we had before (Matt.viii. 23, &c.); but it is here more fully related.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • "That was what it was called, what you name stilling for women and gentling for men."

    Lord of Chaos

  • In comparison with the idea of stilling the public anxiety, and giving the news of victory, he acted upon the principle of his Master, -- "Ye are of more value than many sparrows."

    Charles Carleton Coffin War Correspondent, Traveller, Author, and Statesman

  • Drinking wine when we eat together, if we will let it, calms and relaxes us on one hand and strikes us with the intensity of its flavour on the other; it can help to open us up to the presencing-to-us of the food, of the wine itself, and of our companions—it beckons us, "stilling" our inattentive activity, to the happening of being in the feast.

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  • Drinking wine when we eat together, if we will let it, calms and relaxes us on one hand and strikes us with the intensity of its flavour on the other; it can help to open us up to the presencing-to-us of the food, of the wine itself, and of our companions—it beckons us, "stilling" our inattentive activity, to the happening of being in the feast.

    enowning

  • Of enlightening effects such as stilling and increasing.

    An Offering Ceremony to the Spiritual Masters

  • When the ability to channel is lost accidentally, it is called being burned out, though "stilling" is often used for that also.

    A Crown of Swords

  • We do not find any stilling of emotion among the original Africans.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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