Definition of Stiff-backed

1. Adjective. Having a stiff back. "The guards stood stiff-backed and unsmiling"

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Definition of Stiff-backed

1. Adjective. obstinate ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stiff-backed

stiddie
stiddied
stiddies
stiddiest
stiddy
stie
stied
sties
stieve
stievely
stiever
stievest
stifado
stiff-arm
stiff-backed (current term)
stiff-hearted
stiff-necked
stiff-tailed duck
stiff-tailed ducks
stiff aster
stiff gentian
stiff person syndrome
stiff upper lip
stiffed
stiffen
stiffened
stiffener
stiffeners
stiffening

Literary usage of Stiff-backed

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1. The Comic Annual by Thomas Hood (1837)
"What do you think the old stiff-backed beggar said ?" I don't object to the rope," says he,—" nor I don't object to escape," says he ; " but I'll stand here ..."

2. Later Peeps at Parliament Taken from Behind the Speaker's Chair by Henry William Lucy (1905)
"... irst Lord of the T AND stiff-backed. coronet, I should me in Sse of Mr. Curzon. ... Stiffbacked."

3. Myers-Brooks Elementary Arithmetic by George William Myers, Sarah Catherine Brooks (1907)
"5O Shaving-stand 15.00 Davenport 55.00 Ball chair 8.00 Bookcase 15.00 stiff-backed chair 8.00 Small desk 12.50 Armchair 6.50 Combination desk and bookcase ..."

4. Myers Arithmetic by George William Myers (1908)
"Find the cost of furnishing a room with a metal bedstead, a dresser, a washstand, a polished-top stand, a stiff-backed chair, and 2 common rockers. 4. ..."

5. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"A stiff-backed, close- fisted old gentleman, with mill-hopper chin,—with puckery much-inquiring eyes, which have never discovered any noble path for him in ..."

6. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1896)
"Not Seward or Greeley or Weed, but Wade and Lincoln and Chandler, were the stiff-backed men of the crisis. A fuller study of Western sources would, ..."

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