Taxonomy vs Upstay - What's the difference?
As a noun taxonomy
is the science or the technique used to make a classification.
As a verb upstay is
to sustain, support.
The science or the technique used to make a classification.
A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
(taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
* alpha taxonomy
* folk taxonomy
* scientific taxonomy
To sustain, support.
*1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.xii:
*: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 [...].
*1820 , The River Duddon A Series of Sonnets, XXVIII, Journey Renewed :
*:Close to the vital seat of human clay; / Glad meetings, tender partings, that upstay
*1910 , The Aeneid of Virgil as translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor:
*:In front, a massive gateway threats the sky, / And posts of solid adamant upstay / An iron tower, firm-planted to defy / All force, divine or human. Night and day,
*1917 , Henry Charles Beeching, The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse, 246, The Tree of Life
*:Lighten, O sword divine, to clear my way, / And thou, O happy heart, upstay