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stiff

Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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Only this week one of the stiffest of diplomatists, a man who has been in the service ever since he came to manhood, has married the daughter of an actress, and has introduced her at the most iron-bound court in Europe as to quarterings of nobility.
Brendan Rodgers last night admitted Hibs provided his stiffest test yet as Celtic boss in the Premiership - but still felt his team were denied a penalty to win it.
Less than a month ago, the council imposed its stiffest sanctions so far on North Korea.
Two of the stiffest corporate rivals in the country have entered talks to join hands in the construction of crucial infrastructure for the country under the incoming Duterte government, starting with a brand-new global gateway for the metropolis.
Conclusion This is his stiffest test and I'd rather be a layer than a backer in a competitive heat.
Novelis engineers worked closely with Jaguar to deliver innovative, high-quality aluminium sheet for the vehicle's structure, enabling the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic Jaguar car ever.
DOCTOR WHO BBC1 8pm LAST ONE Peter Capaldi's Time Lord (above) faces his stiffest test yet in this show-stopping series finale.
DOCTOR WHO BBC1 8pm C LAST ONE Peter Capaldi's Time Lord (above) faces his stiffest test yet in this show-stopping series finale.
Another key feature is extremely high pin force of 400 lb to enable molding of the stiffest or most highly filled commodity resins.
TEAM Northumbria face their stiffest test of the new Netball Superleague season tonight when league leaders and title favourites Surrey Storm visit Sport Central.
8-mm, the miniaturized ACT45L Series is said to be the world's smallest common-mode choke for automotive Ethernet and fulfills the standard's stiffest requirements.
Speaking after Michaella and Melissa Reid were charged at a Peruvian court, a source said: "Some senior police are threatening to ensure they receive the stiffest sentence the law will allow.