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stiff

Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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His linen was of the very whitest, finest, and stiffest; his wig of the glossiest, blackest, and curliest.
"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."
Mendez sees Tim Reed and Tim Van Berkel, the top two finishers of the Subic race, as the stiffest competition in his bid for a second straight championship.
The weapon charge -- for aiming his car at the officers -- carried the stiffest sentence.
He said that attacks on policemen while on duty will not be tolerated, adding that the stiffest penalties will be issued for the attackers.
EXCLUSIVE BY ADRIAN KAJUMBA PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are providing the stiffest competition for Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon's English admirers.
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.
This looks his stiffest test by some margin on the quickest ground he has encountered Conclusion Has much more on his plate.
Audi claims the body of the new cabriolet is the stiffest in its class and yet is among the lightest.
French media quoted the source as saying that "it shows the possibility that the organization in Mosul prepares, the most prominent strongholds in Iraq, to express their stiffest possible resistance to the attack of Iraqi forces, which began a week ago with the support of the international coalition led by Washington.".