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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.
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.
There is no easy solution, but we know we must stanch the flow of this drug across our borders before we lose an entire generation to this terrible opioid killer.
Army units, in a separate attack, launched stanch strikes against hideouts and gatherings of terrorist organizations in Daraa al-Mahatta and in Daraa al-Balad district, inflicting heavy casualties on them.
and agencies, including stanch ally France, as part of the co-operation with the
But colleges with more prestige, and higher median LSAT scores, instead relied on increased proportions of White and Asian students to stanch enrollment declines.
India imposed three duty hikes on bullion in a bid to stanch domestic consumption as well as the dollar outflow to fund the purchases.
The Prime Minister-designate also confirmed his stanch believe in the need to beef-up the capacities and potentials of the Army institution "to become a safety umbrella for all the Lebanese.
Inside, the president and officers seem to cling ever more tenuously to the idea that the community can outflank the profound social and political changes being wrought by Venezuela's dictatorial president; that they can hunker down and eventually rebuild, or somehow stanch the flow of younger Venezuelan Jews leaving to find more promising economic and social conditions.
seem to say, "You too may stanch Dripping sap or knit broken limbs