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Shifting backstaysShifting Shift"ing, a.
1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying;
variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or
2. Adapted or used for shifting anything.
Shifting backstays (Naut.), temporary stays that have to be
let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes.
Shifting ballast, ballast which may be moved from one side
of a vessel to another as safety requires.
Shifting center. See Metacenter.
Shifting locomotive. See Switching engine, under
Switch. Slack in staysSlack Slack, a. [Compar. Slacker; superl. Slackest.] [OE.
slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G.
schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose,
to throw. Cf. Slake.]
Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a
2. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand. --Milton.
3. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not
earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
some men count slackness. --2 Pet. iii.
4. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as,
business is slack. ``With slack pace.' --Chaucer.
C?sar . . . about sunset, hoisting sail with a slack
southwest, at midnight was becalmed. --Milton.
Slack in stays (Naut.), slow in going about, as a ship.
Slack water, the time when the tide runs slowly, or the
water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and
reflux of the tide.
Slack-water navigation, navigation in a stream the depth of
which has been increased, and the current diminished, by a
dam or dams.
Syn: Loose; relaxed; weak; remiss; backward; abated;
diminished; inactive; slow; tardy; dull.
Staysail Stay"sail`, n. (Naut.)
Any sail extended on a stay.
Stayship Stay"ship`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A remora, -- fabled to stop ships by attaching itself to
To miss staysMiss Miss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Missed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Missing.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan,
Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See Mis-,
1. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing,
hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss
the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting
knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said.
When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will
acknowledge he judged not right. --Locke.
2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to
dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
She would never miss, one day, A walk so fine, a
sight so gay. --Prior.
We cannot miss him; he does make our fire, Fetch in
our wood. --Shak.
3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want
of; to mourn the loss of; to want. --Shak.
Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed
of all that pertained unto him. --1 Sam. xxv.
What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.
To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay.
Meaning of Stays from wikipedia
- of the rigid parts
of a corset Stays
, or corset, a garment
worn to mold and shape
the torso; See History
of corsets Stays
(nautical), the heavy
are ropes, wires, or rods on sailing vessels
that run fore-and-aft along
from the masts
to the hull, deck, bowsprit, or to other...
- What Happens
Here (also referred
to as What Happens
in Vegas, Stays
in Vegas) is an slogan
and advertising campaign
for the city of Las Vegas...
- points. The stays ensure
that the collar
lies flat against
the collarbone, looking crisp
in the correct
place. Collar stays
can be made...
- The Kid Stays
in the Picture
is a 1994 autobiography
by film producer Robert
Evans. A film adaptation
of the book was released
in 2002. The title
- Shirt stays
are elastic straps
of a dress shirt
to the socks
or feet. There
are two main varieties: those
that loop around
- "What happens
on tour, stays
on tour" is a notorious phrase
or saying agreed
to by men who get together
and travel either interstate
- A stay of execution
is a court order
to temporarily suspend
of a court judgment
or other court
order. The word "execution" does not necessarily...
- wants". CNN.com. 19 January
De Niro stays proudly political
at the 2020 SAG Awards
- used as a device
to postpone proceedings
indefinitely. In civil
by the Civil Procedure
Rules. In criminal
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