Upstay Up*stay", v. t. To sustain; to support. [Obs.] ``His massy spear upstayed.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • upstay — verb To sustain, support. those two villeins, which her steps vpstayd, / When her weake feete could scarcely her sustaine, / And fading vitall powers gan to fade, / Her forward still with torture did constraine [...] …   Wiktionary

  • upstay — | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: up (I) + stay : sustain, support …   Useful english dictionary

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