Sting ray, Stingray Sting ray, Sting"ray` noun Any one of numerous rays of the family Dasyatidæ , syn. Trygonidæ , having one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines, on the whiplike tail, capable of inflicting severe wounds. Some species reach a large size, and some, esp., on the American Pacific coast, are very destructive to oysters.
Stingaree Sting`a·ree" noun (Zoology) Any sting ray. See under 6th Ray .
Stingbull Sting"bull` noun (Zoology) The European greater weever fish ( Trachinus draco ), which is capable of inflicting severe wounds with the spinous rays of its dorsal fin. See Weever .
Stinger Sting"er noun One who, or that which, stings.
Professor E. Forbes states that only a small minority of the medusæ of our seas are stingers . Owen.
Stingfish Sting"fish` noun (Zoology) The weever.
Stingily Stin"gi·ly adverb In a stingy manner.
Stinginess Stin"gi·ness noun The quality or state of being stingy.
Stinging Sting"ing adjective Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke. -- Sting"ing*ly , adverb Stinging cell . (Zoology) Same as Lasso cell , under Lasso .
Stingless Sting"less adjective Having no sting.
Stingo Stin"go noun
[ From Sting
.] Old beer; sharp or strong liquor.
[ Old Slang]
Shall I set a cup of old stingo at your elbow? Addison.
Stingtail Sting"tail` noun (Zoology) A sting ray.
Stingy Sting"y adjective Stinging; able to sting.
Stingy Stin"gy adjective
[ Compar. Stingier
; superl. Stingiest
.] [ Probably from sting
, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or confer English skinch
.] Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
A stingy , narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it began to be rotten. L'estrange.
Stink Stink intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Stunk , Stank present participle & verbal noun Stinking .] [ Anglo-Saxon stinkan to have a smell (whether good or bad); akin to Old High German stinchan , G. & Dutch stinken to stink; of uncertain origin; confer Icelandic stökkva to leap, to spring, Goth. stigqan to push, strike, or Greek ... rancid. Confer Stench .] To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.
Stink Stink transitive verb To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
Stink Stink noun [ Anglo-Saxon stinc .] A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench. Fire stink . See under Fire . -- Stink-fire lance . See under Lance . - - Stink rat (Zoology) , the musk turtle. [ Local, U.S.] -- Stink shad (Zoology) , the gizzard shad. [ Local, U.S.] -- Stink trap , a stench trap. See under Stench .
Stinkard Stink"ard noun 1. A mean, stinking, paltry fellow. B. Jonson. 2. (Zoology) The teledu of the East Indies. It emits a disagreeable odor.
Stinkball Stink"ball` noun A composition of substances which in combustion emit a suffocating odor; -- used formerly in naval warfare.
Stinker Stink"er noun 1. One who, or that which, stinks. 2. (Zoology) Any one of the several species of large antarctic petrels which feed on blubber and carrion and have an offensive odor, as the giant fulmar.
Stinkhorn Stink"horn` noun (Botany) A kind of fungus of the genus Phallus , which emits a fetid odor.
Stinking Stink"ing adjective & noun from Stink , v. Stinking badger (Zoology) , the teledu. -- Stinking cedar (Botany) , the California nutmeg tree; also, a related tree of Florida ( Torreya taxifolia ).
Stinkingly Stink"ing·ly adverb In a stinking manner; with an offensive smell.
Stinkpot Stink"pot` noun 1. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, -- sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel. 2. A vessel in which disinfectants are burned. 3. (Zoology) The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under Musk .
Stinkstone Stink"stone` noun (Min.) One of the varieties of calcite, barite, and feldspar, which emit a fetid odor on being struck; -- called also swinestone .
Stinkweed Stink"weed` noun (Botany) Stramonium. See Jamestown weed , and Datura .
Stinkwood Stink"wood` noun (Botany) A name given to several kinds of wood with an unpleasant smell, as that of the Fœtidia Mauritiana of the Mauritius, and that of the South African Ocotea bullata .
Stint Stint noun (Zoology) (a) Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India ( Tringa minuta ), etc. Called also pume . (b) A phalarope.
Stint Stint transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stinted
; present participle & verbal noun Stinting
.] [ Middle English stinten
, to cause to cease, Anglo-Saxon styntan
(in comp.) to blunt, dull, from stunt
dull, stupid; akin to Icelandic stytta
to shorten, stuttr
short, dial, Swedish stynta
to shorten, stunt
short. Confer Stent
.] 1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds. Woodward.
She stints them in their meals. Law. 2. To put an end to; to stop.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3. To assign a certain ( i. e. , limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent. 4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. J. H. Walsh.
Stint Stint intransitive verb To stop; to cease.
They can not stint till no thing be left. Chaucer.
And stint thou too, I pray thee. Shak.
The damsel stinted in her song. Sir W. Scott.
Stint Stint noun
[ Also written stent
. See Stint
, transitive verb
] 1. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. South. 2. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year. Cowper.
Stintance Stint"ance noun Restraint; stoppage. [ Obsolete]
Stintedness Stint"ed·ness noun The state of being stinted.
Stinter Stint"er noun One who, or that which, stints.
Stintless Stint"less adjective Without stint or restraint.
The stintless tears of old Heraclitus. Marston.
Stipe Stipe noun [ Latin stipes a stock, post, branch: confer French stipe .] (Botany) (a) The stalk or petiole of a frond, as of a fern. (b) The stalk of a pistil. (c) The trunk of a tree. (d) The stem of a fungus or mushroom.
Stipel Sti"pel noun [ See Stipule .] (Botany) The stipule of a leaflet. Gray.
Stipellate Sti·pel"late adjective (Botany) Having stipels.
Stipend Sti"pend noun [ Latin stipendium ; stips , gen. stipis , a gift, donation, given in small coin + pendere to weigh or pay out.] Settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually.
Stipend Sti"pend transitive verb To pay by settled wages. [ R.]
Stipendiarian Sti·pen`di·a"ri·an adjective Acting from mercenary considerations; stipendiary. A. Seward.
Stipendiary Sti·pen"di·a·ry adjective
[ Latin stipendiarius
: confer French stipendiaire
.] Receiving wages, or salary; performing services for a stated price or compensation.
His great stipendiary prelates came with troops of evil-appointed horseman not half full. Knolles.
Stipendiary Sti·pen"di·a·ry noun
; plural Stipendiaries One who receives a stipend.
If thou art become Glover.
A tyrant's vile stipendiary .
Stipendiate Sti·pen"di·ate transitive verb
[ Latin stipendiatus
, past participle of stipendiari
to receive pay.] To provide with a stipend, or salary; to support; to pay. Evelyn.
It is good to endow colleges, and to found chairs, and to stipendiate professors. I. Taylor.
Stipendless Sti"pend·less (stī"pĕnd*lĕs) adjective Having no stipend.
; plural Stipites
. [ Latin , a stock.] (Zoology) (a) The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean. (b) An eyestalk.
Stipitate Stip"i·tate adjective [ New Latin stipitatus , from Latin stipes , gen. stipitis , a stock. See Stipe .] (Botany) Supported by a stipe; elevated on a stipe, as the fronds of most ferns, or the pod of certain cruciferous plants.
Stipitiform Stip"i·ti·form adjective [ Stipes + -form .] (Botany) Having the shape of a stalk; stalklike.
Stipple Stip"ple transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stippled
; present participle & verbal noun Stippling
.] [ Dutch stippelen
to make points, to spot, dot, from stippel
, dim. of stip
a dot, spot.] 1. To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines.
The interlaying of small pieces can not altogether avoid a broken, stippled , spotty effect. Milman. 2. To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
Stipple, Stippling Stip"ple, Stip"pling noun (Engraving) A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or small points instead of lines. 2. (Paint.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint is produced by many small touches.
Stiptic Stip"tic adjective & noun (Medicine) See Styptic .
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