stiff

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stiff

Nautical (of a sailing vessel) relatively resistant to heeling or rolling
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ME--I did that for a hundred bucks an' a bunch of stiffs I'd be ashamed to wipe my feet on.
"There now," he cried, "I was sure it was stiff. I said it was absurdly stiff."
"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.