Waterfall vs Stickle - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between waterfall and stickle
is that waterfall
is a flow of water over the edge of a cliff while stickle
is (uk|dialect) a shallow rapid in a river.
As verbs the difference between waterfall and stickle
is that waterfall
is to fall like a waterfall while stickle
is (obsolete) to act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A flow of water over the edge of a cliff.
(figuratively) A waterfall-like outpouring of liquid, smoke, etc.
* A waterfall of mist from the open freezer.
(technical, computing, slang)
* ''A very long duration project [...] had taken a whole group of people through a painful waterfall development process.
* (flow of water over the edge a cliff): cascade, cataract, sault
* coastal waterfall
* waterfall bong
* waterfall effect
* waterfall illusion
* waterfall model
* waterfall stomach
To fall like a waterfall.
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(obsolete) To act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
To argue or struggle (for).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
To raise objections; to argue stubbornly, especially over minor or trivial matters.
(obsolete) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.
- ‘She has other people than poor little you to think about, and has gone abroad with them; so you needn't be in the least afraid she'll stickle this time for her rights.’
(obsolete) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- Which [question] violently they pursue, / Nor stickled would they be.
(obsolete) To separate combatants by intervening.
- They ran to him, and, pulling him back by force, stickled that unnatural fray.
(obsolete) To contend, contest, or altercate, especially in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
- When he [the angel] sees half of the Christians killed, and the rest in a fair way of being routed, he stickles betwixt the remainder of God's host and the race of fiends.
- Fortune, as she's wont, turned fickle, / And for the foe began to stickle .
- for paltry punk they roar and stickle
- the obstinacy with which he stickles for the wrong
(UK, dialect) A shallow rapid in a river.
(UK, dialect) The current below a waterfall.
* W. Browne
- Patient anglers, standing all the day / Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay.