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stave

1. a stanza or verse of a poem
2. Music
a. Brit an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
b. another word for staff

Stave

Wedge-shaped timber.

stave

[stāv]
(design engineering)
A rung of a ladder.
Any of the narrow wooden strips or metal plates placed edge to edge to form the sides, top, or lining of a vessel or structure, such as a barrel.

stave

1. One of a number of narrow boards used to build up a curved surface.
2. A rung of a ladder.
3. In formwork for an excavation, one of many vertical members which form a curved surface (in plan).
References in classic literature ?
Sit here and rest yourself a while; and when you feel like moving again, there is my staff to help you along.
And, maddened with despair, so that he laughed loud and long, did Goodman Brown grasp his staff and set forth again, at such a rate that he seemed to fly along the forest path rather than to walk or run.
On he flew among the black pines, brandishing his staff with frenzied gestures, now giving vent to an inspiration of horrid blasphemy, and now shouting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around him.
You value your own pride and don't wish to apologize," continued the staff captain, "but we old fellows, who have grown up in and, God willing, are going to die in the regiment, we prize the honor of the regiment, and Bogdanich knows it.
And the staff captain rose and turned away from Rostov.
cried the staff captain, turning round and clapping Rostov on the shoulder with his big hand.
That's better, Count," said the staff captain, beginning to address Rostov by his title, as if in recognition of his confession.
It is an illness, there's no other way of explaining it," said the staff captain.
He was leaning on his staff looking towards the declining sun, and reflecting with a smile that he stood sentinel at that moment over buried gold, when two or three figures appeared in the distance, making towards the house at a rapid pace, and motioning with their hands as though they urged its inmates to retreat from some approaching danger.
It is equally vital that they trust that the administrators know that despite the staffs very best performances, there is always the possibility that the surveyors' perception of an incident might differ from their own.
Bylaws provide for the orderly conduct of medical staff business and empower the medical executive committee to act on the medical staffs behalf in bringing recommendations to the governing body.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In part three of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games series, we look at how communication, training and a strong recognition programme for staff contributed to the overall success of the largest press centre in Olympic Games history.