Definitions starting with S

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[cf. STANCH , STENCH; OED stanchion support] v. to exert pressure; to strain as in wrestling. (Nassau, San Sal.)

stenchen something up phr. to brace something up: a stenchen-up house [one supported by timbers to prevent sagging]. (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-30 17:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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