From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .
A pen or enclosure for swine.
(figurative) A messy, dirty or debauched place.
- To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty .
* (enclosure for swine) pigpen, pigsty
* (messy or dirty place) hovel, pigsty
To place in, or as if in, a sty.
To live in a sty, or any messy or dirty place.
From (etyl) (m), .
* stee, stie, stigh
(label) To ascend, rise up, climb.
* 1395 , (John Wycliffe), Bible , Isaiah LIII:
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.xi:
- And he schal stie as a ?erde bifor him, and as a roote fro þirsti lond.
- The beast impatient of his smarting wound, / And of so fierce and forcible despight, / Thought with his wings to stye aboue the ground [...].
Probably a .
(label) An inflammation of the eyelid.
(obsolete) A stew.
The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding.
* 1867 , The British Farmer's Magazine , Volum LII, New Series,
- (De Colange)
- The removal of the heated air, steam, stive , and flour from the millstones, is a proposition which does not appear to be more than sufficiently well understood.
* stive-box, stive-room
To be stifled or suffocated.
To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
* Sir H. Wotton
* 1796 , Amelia Simmons, , 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition,
- His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
* 1836 , T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry'', ''Every Body's Album , Volume 1,
- Let your cucumbers be ?mall, fre?h gathered, and free from ?pots; then make a pickle of ?alt and water, ?trong enough to bear an egg; boil the pickle and ?kim it well, and then pour it upon your cucumbers, and ?tive them down for twenty four hours;.
* 1851 , , Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom , 1871,
- And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
- "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.