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stiff

Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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"So!" said the Prince, stiffer and sterner, glared for some seconds, then turned to the gang way up into the airship.
Shortly before daybreak the first breath of air began to move from out the southeast, increasing swiftly to a stiff and stiffer breeze.
At lower temperatures, they become glassy with a modulus that is approximately 100 times stiffer than in the rubbery region.
The Justice Ministry decided Friday to revise the Penal Code to impose stiffer penalties on traffic offenders whose dangerous driving results in death, ministry officials said.
The way he stayed on that day suggests there is even better to come over this stiffer track.
Hyundai's new Accent is a $210 million, 27-month overhaul of one of the key nameplates in the most value-conscious market segment, Conducted wholly in-house and ever conscious of the Accent's critical sub-$10,000 price, the key objectives were lower NVH, stiffer structure and improved crashworthiness.
This fall, however, Hinckley will begin using carbon fiber as a major component of its hulls, making the company's boats lighter, stronger, stiffer, and faster.
Result: a lighter, stronger, stiffer, stick that dampens more vibration.
Stiff compliance costs and even stiffer fines accompany new permit designations and safety rules.
More enforcers will also be needed by the agency to issue tickets as the imposition of stiffer fines will begin on January 7, 2019.
THE National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has proposed a stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters in the country to serve as deterrent to others.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law RA 10951, imposing stiffer penalties for persons who committed treason, sedition, rebellion and other crimes under the Revised Penal Code.