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1. and stiffed mod. alcohol intoxicated; dead drunk. She knows how to stop drinking before she gets stiff.
2. n. a drunkard. Some stiff staggered by—belching clouds of some beery smell. The guy’s a stiff, and you want to run him for mayor? Even in this town that’s going too far.
3. mod. dead. (Originally underworld.) He’s stiff. There’s nothing that can be done.
4. n. a corpse. (Underworld.) They pulled another stiff out of the river last night. Looks like another mob killing.
5. n. a fellow worker; a fellow tramp. (Originally hobos.) This stiff wants some help finding a flop for the night.
6. tv. to fail to tip someone who expects it. Ya know, you can tell right away when a guy’s gonna stiff you—ya just know. I guess I get stiffed two, three times a day.
7. tv. to cheat someone. The clown selling hot dogs stiffed me for about forty cents.
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/ He held me and I told him not to cry / (I loved her too, but thought this not the place--/ I went up to her room, cried softly "Why?" / Then touched her head quite stiffly, no embrace).
Hints of narrative abruptly dead-ended; figures swathed in dark body stockings pulled two women through a combination by their hair, but that suggestion of menace on an otherwise peaceful landscape evaporated as a string of these figures later emerged in candy-colored body stockings, hips and elbows akimbo as they danced in stiffly funky unison.
That man, every inch a soldier, drew his stumps together, stood upright as well as he was able - saluted and held himself stiffly to attention.
So I wasn't there when one by one they rose, walked stiffly up the aisle in the Federal Building auditorium.
He was helped to the rostrum in such a way that he appeared to be walking, if slowly and stiffly, and took the oath before a throng of 400,000 people.
A goats cheese souffle or savoury souffle is made from a basic bechamel sauce bound with egg yolk to which stiffly whisked egg whites are added.
Add 15 stiffly whipped egg whites and fold into mixture gently.
His amiable but stiffly posed and thinly painted portrait of his parents (1977) is a Chardin-like household scene, although in sparer surroundings than Chardin preferred to paint.
Not wanting to crowd the entrance even more with MSG-goers, ESDC officials felt that those attending MSG events should walk down 34th street to a separate entrance in the western annex--a proposal stiffly opposed by MSG.
He says the stiffly worded warning keeps families from looking at Colombia as a Caribbean getaway.
He arrived late to court on March 10, wearing pyjama bottoms, a T-shirt and walking stiffly, and his representatives said at the time he had been treated at a hospital for a serious back injury.
For the second time in less than two weeks, Michael Jackson arrived late for his child molestation trial yesterday, walking slowly and stiffly into court.
His figures are often stiffly and sketchily rendered--visual as well as psychic ciphers embedded in otherwise highly worked surfaces.
The camera then backs up for a long shot where an assembled crew of local party animals stiffly yell, "Wild On (name of place!) Whoo-oooo!"
* Roll the X stiffly, putting your lead hand on the floor.