Stiff-backed Stiff"-backed`, a. Obstinate. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

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  • stiff-backed — adjective having a stiff back (Freq. 1) the guards stood stiff backed and unsmiling • Similar to: ↑backed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : rigidly erect a stiff backed sergeant 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • backed — adjective 1. having a back or backing, usually of a specified type • Ant: ↑backless • Similar to: ↑hardbacked, ↑hardback, ↑hardbound, ↑hardcover, ↑high backed, ↑low backed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiff —    O ole a; mālo elo e, lo elo e, ainā (as from exercise); mākū (as molasses); uāni i (as salted fish); lā au (as wood); liki (as a limb).   Also: ka e e, e e, mauwā, mā ulu ulu, mala, i ī, ponanā, pili aikū.    ♦ Stiff with cold, make anu, hau… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • stiff — [[t]stɪ̱f[/t]] stiffer, stiffest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is stiff is firm or does not bend easily. The furniture was stiff, uncomfortable, too delicate, and too neat... His gaberdine trousers were brand new and stiff... Her fingers were… …   English dictionary

  • White-backed Duck — Taxobox name = White backed Duck image width = 240px status = LC status system =iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae subfamilia = Thalassorninae genus = Thalassornis genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Obstinacy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obstinacy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obstinateness obstinateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy tenacity Sgm: N 1 cussedness cussedness =>(U.S.) Sgm: N 1 perseverance perseverance &c. 604a …   English dictionary for students

  • narrow-minded — adj 1. narrow, prejudiced, biased, bigoted; warped, twisted, jaundiced, partial, arbitrary, one sided, opinionated, prepossessed; sexist, racist, anti Semitic, discriminative, discriminatory; close minded, closed, intolerant, illiberal,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • parochial — adj 1. provincial, regional, microcultur al, small town, local; regionalistic, Sociol. ethnocentric, insular; limited, confined, constricted, illiberal, uncatholic, noneclectic; small minded, little minded, narrow minded, mean minded; short… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • back —   1. Anatomy. Kua.   See taboo.    ♦ Back of the neck, hono.    ♦ To cling to the back, pili kua.    ♦ To go behind one s back, hele i hope o ke kua, kō i kua.    ♦ To call from behind one s back, kāhea kua.    ♦ To turn the back on, huli kua… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Japanese carpentry — is distinguished by its advanced joinery and its finely planed wood surfaces. Japanese carpenters use a different set of tools and techniques from European carpenters. They also use different conventions of marking out. ToolsThese are the tools… …   Wikipedia

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