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still, stull,
still [stɪl, stʌl]
n. The pause in the tide between ebb and flow, a lull in the wind.
adj. Still. Of people: reserved, taciturn, not forthcoming in manner. Secret, subdued, undetected.
adv. Always, continuously, without intermission.
v. To remain quiet and silent, be hushed and at peace.

Compounds and phrases etc.

still an on: Yet, nevertheless, notwithstanding, all the same, for all that.
stilp, stilper, stilpert, stilpered, stilpin, stulpin,
stilp [stɪlp, stʌlp]
v. To walk with long stiff steps, stump about, stalk. To walk on crutches or stilts

stilper [-ər]
n. An awkward, striding gait.
v. To walk with long, awkward, high steps.
pt. pp. stilpert, stilpered adj. Thin, lanky, long-legged.

stilpin [-ɪn]
v. Walking with long stiff steps, striding.
stilt, stult, stilts, plou-stilts, ploo-stilts,
stilt [stɪlt, stʌlt]
n. The handle of a plough, a shaft, a crutch.
v. To go on stilts or crutches. To walk in a stiff-legged, halting manner, to lift the legs high in walking, to walk on high heels.
stimma, stimna, stimmy, stimy, stim, stimmaless, stimless
stimma [I.Sh. 'stɪmə]
n. Strength, vitality, substance, pith.

Compounds and phrases etc.

stimma awa: I.Sh. To lose consciousness, faint, die.
stimmaless: Powerless, weak, numb, of the hands.
sting, steng, steing, staing, stingle, stengle, stengl, stingl,
sting [stɪŋ, stɛŋ]
n. A pole, a long bar of wood carried on the shoulders of two men, from which a load can be suspended by ropes etc. A goad or stick for animals. A pole used to push a boat off a beach in launching it, a punt-pole.
v. To propel a boat in shallow water by means of a pole, to punt.

v. I.Sh. To bar, block or close up a door or opening. To enclose, shut up an animal etc.
stink, stank, stunk, stinkin,
stink [stɪŋk]
v. To emit a foul smell. To fill with an offensive smell. With for: to behave in such a way as to make certain unpleasant consequences inevitable.
pt. stank [staŋk]
pp. stunk [stʌŋk]

adj. Offensively haughty, arrogant, saucy, snobbish, supercilious.
stinkle, stinkie-buil, stinkie, buil, stinkel, steinkle, stenkel, stinklin,
stinkle [I.Sh. 'stiɪŋkl]
also stinklin, stinkie-buil
n. The wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe.
stint [stɪnt]
n. A check or retardation in growth, of a plant.
v. With tae: to cease, leave off, desist. To restrict, keep short, limit. Of plants: to shrivel, cease to grow, droop.
stirk, stirkie, steer, stire, sturk, stork, sterk, stirky, strik, strick,
stirk [stɪrk]
n. A heifer, ox or bullock.
dim. stirkie

Compounds and phrases etc.

stirkie's staw: The stall in the cowshed reserved for the stirk, the place of a child when the mother has a younger child.
stirlin, sturlin, stirrie, stare, starn, ster, star, stiggie, stirleen, strill,
stirlin ['stɪrlɪn]
n. The starling Sturnus vulgaris.
dim. stirrie

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