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Definition of Stiffening

Stiffening n. means: Something used to make anything stiff.

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Stiffening n. means: Something used to make anything stiff.

Meaning of Stiffening

Stiffening (n.) means: Something used to make anything stiff.

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Stiffening (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Stiffen

Stiffening (n.): Something used to make anything stiff.

Stiffening (n.): Act or process of making stiff.

Dressing (n.): Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.

Pandiculation (n.): A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy.

Trussing (n.): The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.

Web (n.): A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.

Whalebone (n.): A firm, elastic substance resembling horn, taken from the upper jaw of the right whale; baleen. It is used as a stiffening in stays, fans, screens, and for various other purposes. See Baleen.

Sago (n.): A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).

Osmund (n.): A fern of the genus Osmunda, or flowering fern. The most remarkable species is the osmund royal, or royal fern (Osmunda regalis), which grows in wet or boggy places, and has large bipinnate fronds, often with a panicle of capsules at the top. The rootstock contains much starch, and has been used in stiffening linen.

Starch (n.): A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Stiffening

Meaning of klick

klick means: the stiffening at the back of a shoe

Meaning of stiffening

stiffening means: the counter of a boot. The click

Meaning of Stiffening

Stiffening means: of Stiffen

Meaning of Stiffening

Stiffening means: Something used to make anything stiff.

Meaning of Stiffening

Stiffening means: Act or process of making stiff.

Meaning of Dressing

Dressing means: Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.

Meaning of Pandiculation

Pandiculation means: A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy.

Meaning of Trussing

Trussing means: The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.

Meaning of Web

Web means: A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.

Meaning of Whalebone

Whalebone means: A firm, elastic substance resembling horn, taken from the upper jaw of the right whale; baleen. It is used as a stiffening in stays, fans, screens, and for various other purposes. See Baleen.

Meaning of Sago

Sago means: A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).

Meaning of Osmund

Osmund means: A fern of the genus Osmunda, or flowering fern. The most remarkable species is the osmund royal, or royal fern (Osmunda regalis), which grows in wet or boggy places, and has large bipinnate fronds, often with a panicle of capsules at the top. The rootstock contains much starch, and has been used in stiffening linen.

Meaning of Starch

Starch means: A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

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