Definition of Staving

1. n. A cassing or lining of staves; especially, one encircling a water wheel.

Definition of Staving

1. Verb. (present participle of stave) ¹

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Definition of Staving

1. stave [v] - See also: stave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staving

stave church
stave in
stave off
stave rhyme
stave wood
staving (current term)
stay at
stay at home
stay away
stay behind

Literary usage of Staving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Far West, Or, A Tour Beyond the Mountains: Embracing Outlines of Western by Edmund Flagg (1838)
"... and firmness, and the like, what warrior ever achieved a laurel in such a •war? what glory is to be gained over a host of staving —but I forbear. ..."

2. 595 Pulpit Pungencies: With a Table of Contents by Henry Ward Beecher (1866)
"I LIKE the tyrant's flail. I like to see him plow. I like to see him make himself asinine for breaking up the ground. staving off ..."

3. Niles' Weekly Register edited by Hezekiah Niles, Jeremiah Hughes, George Beatty (1835)
"The legislature of the state is prohibited from passing any laws retarding, obstructing, staving, protracting or in any wise suspending the collection of ..."

4. Modern American Marine Engines, Boilers and Screw Propellers: Their Design by Emory Edwards (1881)
"Felting and staving. Cylinder to be covered with hair felting 1 inch thick, outside of which is to be covered with narrow staving, held in place by brass ..."

5. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the by Richard Hakluyt (1905)
"She foresaw the dangers of internal religious disruption, and succeeded in staving it off. Her strength at sea depended on the loyalty of the irre- gulars; ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... when the waves lifted and threw the tow- boat on the rudder of the steamer, staving in the side of the boat, whereby the goods were injured. ..."

7. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... do not overstep it, thus staving off some of the worst effects of opium-smoking. Those who have yielded to it for years, and who are slaves to the pipe, ..."

8. Record of a Girlhood by Fanny Kemble (1878)
"made of his life, told me that at one time he and Ballantyne, with whom he had entered into partnership, were staving off imminent ruin by indorsing and ..."

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