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Latin stiria (an icicle).


stirious (comparative more stirious, superlative most stirious)

  1. (obsolete) Resembling icicles.
    • Sir Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errors.
      Chrystal is found sometimes in rocks, and in some places not much unlike the stirrious or stillicidious dependencies of ice.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for stirious in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)