Stive
Stive Stive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stiving}.] [Probably fr. F. estiver to compress, stow, L. stipare: cf. It. stivare, Sp. estivar. Cf. {Stevedore}, {Stiff}.] To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]


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