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stoup

, stoop
1. a small basin for holy water
2. Scot and northern English dialect a bucket or drinking vessel

stoup

A basin for holy water, sometimes free-standing but more often affixed to or carved out of a wall or pillar near the entrance of a church.
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Now, if that fellow was wearing braces and stooped like that, you'd say he'd burst those braces, wouldn't you?'
While some stooped with their lips to the brink and never raised their heads again, others sprang up from their fiery draught, and danced, half in a mad triumph, and half in the agony of suffocation, until they fell, and steeped their corpses in the liquor that had killed them.
As she stooped above him, with her handkerchief brushing the blood from his cheek where some one had stepped on him, his eyes opened.
The shoulders have known no ignobler burden than iron mail, and they will not stoop."
Oh, when shall I arrive again at my home, where I shall no longer have to stoop--shall no longer have to stoop BEFORE THE SMALL ONES!"--And Zarathustra sighed, and gazed into the distance.--
Sir Nigel stooped to avoid it, and at the same instant turned a thrust from the Genoese swordsman, but, his foot slipping in a pool of blood, he fell heavily to the ground.
In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great, that he never willingly passed before a mirror, nor stooped to drink at a still fountain, lest, in its peaceful bosom, he should be affrighted by himself.
Hooper, and would not yield their breath till he appeared; though ever, as he stooped to whisper consolation, they shuddered at the veiled face so near their own.
Her hair of the deepest brown, parted irregularly in the middle, flowed in natural ringlets over her shoulders, and whenever she chanced to stoop, fell over and hid from view her lovely bosom.
He dogged his master's heels whenever he left the cabin, and haunted the front stoop when he remained inside.
"It's not set right; handle's too high; see how he has to stoop to it," said one.
The little piano is dumb night after night, its candles unlighted, and there is no one to play Chopin to us now as the day dies, and the shadows stoop out of their corners to listen in vain.