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NounEdit

stive

  1. (obsolete) A stew.
  2. The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding[1]

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    • 1867, The British Farmer's Magazine, Volum LII, New Series, page 231,
      The removal of the heated air, steam, stive, and flour from the millstones, is a proposition which does not appear to be more than sufficiently well understood.

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VerbEdit

stive (third-person singular simple present stives, present participle stiving, simple past and past participle stived)

  1. (Britain, dialect, intransitive) To be stifled or suffocated.
  2. (transitive, sometimes with "up") To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
    • 1641, Henry Wotton, A Parallel between Robert late Earl of Essex and George late Duke of Buckingham
      His chamber being commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
    • 1796, Amelia Simmons, American Cookery, 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition, page 64,
      Let your cucumbers be ſmall, freſh gathered, and free from ſpots; then make a pickle of ſalt and water, ſtrong enough to bear an egg; boil the pickle and ſkim it well, and then pour it upon your cucumbers, and ſtive them down for twenty four hours; [] .
    • 1836, T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry, Every Body's Album, Volume 1, page 172,
      And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
    • 1851, Sylvester Judd, Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom, 1871, page 284,
      "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1880, Leo de Colange, The American Dictionary of Commerce []

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DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stive

  1. plural and definite singular attributive of stiv

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stive f

  1. plural of stiva

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Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stive

  1. Alternative form of stif

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stive

  1. definite singular of stiv
  2. plural of stiv

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stive

  1. definite singular of stiv
  2. plural of stiv