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stiff

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 An adjective which, when applied to a ship, indicates that it returns quickly to the vertical when rolling in a heavy seaway and, when applied to a vessel under sail, that it...

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stiff

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.

biff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff • mischief

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stiff

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 68 words.

a stiff upper lip a quality of uncomplaining stoicism. This is a characteristic particularly associated with the British but the

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stiff

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.

biff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff • mischief

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stiff

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 102 words.

Out of luck 1919 W. H. Downing Digger Dialects 27: Stiff Unlucky. 1922 Arthur Wright A Colt from the Country

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stiff

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 122 words.

[OE]

An Old English word, stiff goes back to a Germanic root meaning ‘inflexible’ and shares an Indo-European ancestry with

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stiffness

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

A parameter that describes the ability of a spring to be extended or compressed. It occurs as a constant of proportionality in Hooke's law. The stiffness can be determined as follows. Plot...

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stiffness

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 69 words.

1 A characteristic of muscles and springs defined as the change in tension divided by the change in length. A very stiff spring requires a great deal of tension to increase its...

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stiffness

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 A characteristic of muscles and springs defined as the change in tension divided by the change in length. A very stiff spring requires a great deal of tension to increase its...

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stiff

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 An adjective which, when applied to a ship, indicates that it returns quickly to the vertical when rolling in a heavy seaway and, when applied to a vessel under sail, that it...

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stiffness matrix

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 20 words.

An array of mathematical elements that generalizes the stiffness of *Hooke's law, used in finite element analysis.

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Stiff Records

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 67 words.

A pioneering independent record label founded in Westbourne Park in 1976. In October that year Stiff released what is

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joint stiffness

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 65 words.

A condition characterized by difficulty in moving a joint. It is usually accompanied by pain and discomfort. Stiffness often follows

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joint stiffness

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 65 words.

A condition characterized by difficulty in moving a joint. It is usually accompanied by pain and discomfort. Stiffness often follows

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stiff n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4305 words.

1 a corpse; also used fig.

c.1790 ‘De Kilmainham Minit’ Luke Caffrey's Gost 7: Wid de Stiff to the

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stiff adj.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 5095 words.

1 in lit. senses.

(a) (orig. US) drunk; esp. very drunk and passed out cold; thus ext. stiff

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stiff v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 85 words.

1 to cause death, to kill, to murder.

1977 D. Powis Signs of Crime 202: Stiff, to To kill. 1989

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stiffer n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

an erection.

1998 I. Welsh Filth 109: I had a stiffer and a standing prick hath no conscience.

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stiff voice

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 30 words.

Type of phonation in which the vocal cords are held more stiffly, with a slightly lower flow of air, than

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stiff adjective

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 375 words.

1 US Drunk. 1737–. G. V. Higgins I always got stiff on the Fourth because it was the only

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joint stiffness

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 A measure of the resistance of a joint to movement. It is defined as the change in joint angle divided by a change in joint torque or moment. Joint stiffness depends on the...

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