the common name for the Polish Conservative Party of Galicia, a national right-wing party that existed from the late 1860’s until 1918. The name is derived from a political pamphlet entitled Teka Staúczyka (Stañczyk’s Papers), published in 1869 by J. Szujski, S. Tarnowski, and other party leaders. The pamphlet consisted of letters allegedly written by Stañczyk, a court jester who lived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The Stariczyks deplored the national liberation movement and played an important role in formulating a compromise with the Austrian Hapsburgs in the late 1860’s that gave the Polish propertied classes a dominant position in Galicia in return for supporting the Hapsburgs.

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Putting a dozen of the feisty panfish in the baitwell was the second step in the live-baiting strategy the Stanczyks employ for cobia.
We have to have live bait,'' Stanczyk had said the night before.
Cobia are not a real particular fish,'' Stanczyk said.
By then, even a frisky grunt could not excite the remaining cobia, so Scott Stanczyk headed out in search of new challenges, which included barracuda on fly for Wulff and Muller and a sailfish doubleheader on spinning tackle.