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1. A metal or wood member which is used to stiffen or support a structure; a strut which supports or fixes another member in position or a tie used for the same purpose.
A tool having a handle, crank, and chuck; used for holding a bit or auger and rotating it to drill a hole by hand; also called a bit stock
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When the man got to the pavement he turned around to face them as if to say 'get back stay
The sofa's square tufted back stays
tidy, yet comfy, with flared legs and arms balanced on a wood base.
The daughter of Bob Back stayed
on strongly under John Cullen after taking it up before the last to beat Oscar Glory by four and a half lengths.
The son of Bob Back stayed
on strongly under Brian O'Connell to repel the renewed effort of Checkpointcharlie by two and a half lengths.
Walking Tall was number one in the best-sellers' list and Going Back stayed
in the top 10 for eight weeks.