stiff

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stiff

Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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Think of it--booze-guzzlin' stiffs that 'd be afraid to mix it with a sick cat, not fit to hold the coat of any decent man, think of them a-standin' up on their hind legs an' yellin' an' cheerin' me--ME
But when I had written it, it seemed so dreadfully stiff that I had to put a little beginning and end of my own, which seemed to brighten it up a good deal.
HER daughter shall have much silver and gold; HIS daughter is frozen quite stiff and cold.
Vasili Andreevich was stiff as a frozen carcass, and when they rolled him off Nikita his legs remained apart and his arms stretched out as they had been.
My feet felt very stiff and heavy, but in time I got used to it.