Definition of Stilts
1. Noun. (plural of stilt) ¹
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Definition of Stilts
1. stilt [v] - See also: stilt
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Literary usage of Stilts
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merry's Museum (1845)
"Walking on stilts, IN some countries the inhabitants walk on stilts from ... Any boy may make his own stilts; nothing is required but a pair of poles, ..."
2. Wonders of Bodily Strength and Skill, in All Ages and All Countries by Guillaume Depping, Charles Russell (1871)
"THE stilts. stilts in favour at the Court of Burgundy—Stilt Battle at Namur— A Poem on ... THE custom of walking with stilts dates from the earliest times, ..."
3. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"GROWTH OF stilts. (ELEVATION OF THE ROOTS OF TREES. ... Even if deciduous trees do not grow on stilts, yet similar structures such as the sheath growth, ..."
4. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"This is a small family in which the front toes are webbed or partly webbed and the legs, particularly in the stilts, are exceedingly long and slender, ..."
5. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1815)
"The natives of Santa Christiana make a very dextrous use of their stilts, ... up the habit of walking with stilts; this exercise enters into their games, ..."
6. Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of (1825)
"It stimulates emulation, employs the fancy agreeably, and relieves the head with mirth." Walking an stilts. , " It was between the villages of Castel and La ..."
7. Athletic Sports for Boys: A Repository of Graceful Recreations for Youth (1866)
"stilts Are useful in teaching boys to maintain* a balance; ... Of course learners should never practise with stilts fastened at tho knees, such as we see ..."
8. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"So too the pompous speak with an echo, and as their talk can only totter on with the aid of stilts, at every word they need the support of a stupid " bravo ..."