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starched

and starchy
mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also stiff.) No, he wasn’t quite stiff, but he was starched.
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starchy

verb
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One chose pizza, fairly limp, underdone, and starchy, despite the presence of real ovens.
Husband-and-wife researchers Judith and Richard Wurtman have discovered that after a person consumes sweet or starchy carbohydrates, with little protein, the brain makes serotonin, a chemical that elevates mood.
It's like filling 17 one-gallon milk containers with the starchy snack
7 million Cooperative Research and Development Agreement calls for DuPont and the NREL to collaboratively develop, build, and test a bio-refinery pilot process that will make fuels and chemicals from the entire corn plant--including the fibrous material in the stalks, husks, leaves, and the starchy material in the kernels.
White bread especially was perceived to be lacking in nutritional value, fatty, starchy and high in calories, he added.
An early Swedish study, which was duplicated in Norway, Switzerland, and Great Britain, revealed that starchy foods fried or baked at high temperatures contain a neurotoxin and known carcinogen called acrylamide.
Roland (changed to an American from the novel's working-class Brit) enlists the aid of starchy English academic Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow, her hair locked in a chastity-belt bun) when he uncovers a love letter from Randolph to Bailey's great-great-aunt, the feminist poet Christabel LaMotte (the terminally beatific Jennifer Ehle).
These choices made good sense when Americans were more active and less sedentary, but today a preference for starchy and fatty foods can be life-threatening.
It's bad enough having to gnaw on the inedible beef au jus and starchy carrot sticks while listening to blowhards like Bill Parcells, Pat Riley, and Phil Jackson gloat about their successes.
It drips slowly, adding moisture to a starchy room.
Starchy fruits and vegetables (largely plantains) represented the fastest growing segment, more than doubling in revenue to US$93.
In the years since that early autumn afternoon, Taaffe has traded in the awkward but fertile confusion of those impure doubles for a decorative high style and a starchy gallery.
noted world authority from London, England, explained why a diet consisting of starchy foods eaten at three hour intervals is essential for women suffering from premenstrual syndrome.
The more starchy foods you eat, the less meat (and other fatty foods) you eat.
Baker stretched the boundaries of he-said-she-said daily journalism to accommodate his quirky sensibility, but in those days not much stretching was allowed - especially at the starchy Times.