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stiffy

(storage, jargon)
(University of Lowell, Massachusetts) A 3.5-inch microfloppy, so called because their jackets are more rigid than those of the 5.25-inch and the (obsolete) 8-inch floppy disk. Elsewhere this might be called a "firmy".
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7: hunc ego, si placet Dionae, / pro telo rigida mea cecidi ("If it pleases Dione, I have struck this one with my stiffy instead of my spear").
Fold two eggs and two separate egg yolks, 375ml stiffy whipped cream and 125gcaster sugar together and whisk using a machine.
Only the other day, I read the esteemed Middleham trainer Mark Johnston pooh-poohing one of the great incontrovertibilities of horse scrutiny, one of those tenets I had held to be cast in stone and brought down to us from on high: namely that a horse who has a stiffy in the preliminaries can't possibly win.
A Scots drinks firm was banned from advertising its new alcoholic drink with the slogan: 'Have you had a stiffy tonight.
For instance there's a novelty item called Big Stiffy which are just sweets in the shape of pills and retail at pounds 3.
Among her favourites are a yellow labrador retriever called Mimsey and two puppies named Stiffy and Scrummy.
They danced (she stiffy, with swollen, trampled feet) to music he couldn't hear -- music from the future, perhaps -- in front of the cafe window, silhouetted ghostly, by a faint electric light.
The first work of an inventive young filmmaker, Stiffy has been selected for screening at Montreal's World Film Festival and Ottawa's International Animation Festival in October.
5-inch stiffy, a 40-megabyte hard disk, a VGA monochrome monitor (I'm one of those weirdos who actually prefers monochrome to color), and a Microsoft mouse - about a 5" on the cool computer" scale.
I have a 21-foot pole, a Stiffy Hybrid (80 percent graphite/20 glass) for my 17-foot skiff, for example.
A column called the Spire of Dublin has been erected in her place - though it's been dubbed "the stiffy by the Liffey".