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stanch

, staunch
a primitive form of lock in which boats are carried over shallow parts of a river in a rush of water released by the lock
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He replied they might say what they liked, for he was not in a state to give advice that would be of any use; all he could tell her was to try and stanch the blood, as he was going where he should never more be seen; and with every appearance of deep grief and sorrow he left the house; but when he found himself alone, and where there was nobody to see him, he crossed himself unceasingly, lost in wonder at the adroitness of Camilla and the consistent acting of Leonela.
Leonela, as he told her, stanched her lady's blood, which was no more than sufficed to support her deception; and washing the wound with a little wine she bound it up to the best of her skill, talking all the time she was tending her in a strain that, even if nothing else had been said before, would have been enough to assure Anselmo that he had in Camilla a model of purity.
old stanch friend, with your deep, clear eyes and bright, quick glances, that take in all one has to say before one has time to speak it, do you know you are only an animal and have no mind?
I am free to confess that I marveled at the excellent construction and stanch yet speedy lines of the little craft.
"Then I shall want two stanch men, in case of resistance."
He saw an old man suffering and dying, and he stooped and felt of his wounds and stanched the flow of blood.
She did, he said, make certain signs upon the wound, and repeated certain mysterious words, which he blessed God he understood not, when the iron head of a square cross-bow bolt disengaged itself from the wound, the bleeding was stanched, the wound was closed, and the dying man was, within a quarter of an hour, walking upon the ramparts, and assisting the witness in managing a mangonel, or machine for hurling stones.
NNA - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to continue accepting asylum claims from all eligible migrants arriving in the United States, temporarily thwarting the president's latest attempt to stanch the flow of migrants crossing the southern border.
I am a stanch believer that all these measures can bring distortion in the economic structure of the country but just could not enable it to stand on its feet.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police have arrested three persons who used to stop people for checking after impersonating themselves as policemen and later stanch their valuables at gunpoint, a police spokesman said here Wednesday.
Carr employs competition-caller Travis Stanch as his chief tuner, who imparted some wisdom regarding tuning.
LAHORE -- Pakistan's dream to move into the semi-finals of qualifying round of the Youth Olympics Hockey Competition fail to come true when Bangladesh made a grand comeback in the dying stages of the match to stanch a 3-3 draw on Friday at Bangkok, Thailand.