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sturdy

Vet science another name for staggers (sense 2) or gid (in sheep)
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Lines were cast off and the boats moved out into the stream under the influence of the sturdy paddlers.
He was taken to the seaside, to Bath, and to London, and at length, grown into a sturdy little boy, though still lame, he went back to his father's house in Edinburgh.
Now as I live," cried the Sheriff, "yon varlet I know right well is a sturdy rebel
The looker-on was a round, red-faced, sturdy yeoman, with a double chin, and a voice husky with good living, good sleeping, good humour, and good health.
Sturdy digging, and shovelling, and carrying away, in carts, barrows, and baskets, went on without intermission, by night and by day; but it was night for the second time when they found the dirty heap of rubbish that had been the foreigner before his head had been shivered to atoms, like so much glass, by the great beam that lay upon him, crushing him.
Still, they had not come upon Flintwinch yet; so the sturdy digging and shovelling and carrying away went on without intermission by night and by day.
She had not her sister Hannah's patience or her brother John's sturdy staying power.
In that blessed age all things were in common; to win the daily food no labour was required of any save to stretch forth his hand and gather it from the sturdy oaks that stood generously inviting him with their sweet ripe fruit.
Naseby had the sturdy, untutored nature of the upper middle class.
He felt a quiet manhood, nonassertive but of sturdy and strong blood.
The Cervonis, if not handsome men, were good sturdy flesh and blood.
Also from Aztec is an office video system, complete with a Sony[R] video printer and peripherals mounted on a sturdy, epoxy-painted, welded steel cart.