Stamping ground, a place frequented, and much trodden, by animals, wild or domesticated; hence the scene of one's labors or exploits; also, one's favorite resort. [U.S.] — Stamping machine, a machine for forming metallic articles or impressions by stamping.Stamping mill(Mining), a stamp mill.

(Stance) n. [OF. estance. See Stanza.]

1. A stanza. [Obs.] Chapman.

2. A station; a position; a site. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.

(Stanch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stanched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stanching.] [OF. estanchier, F. étancher to stpo a liquid from flowing; akin to Pr., Sp., & Pg. estancar, It. stancare to weary, LL. stancare, stagnare, to stanch, fr. L. stagnare to be or make stagnant. See Stagnate.]

1. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound. [Written also staunch.]

Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose.

2. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst. [Obs.]

(Stanch), v. i. To cease, as the flowing of blood.

Immediately her issue of blood stanched.
Luke viii. 44.

(Stanch), n.

1. That which stanches or checks. [Obs.]

2. A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release. Knight.

(Stanch), a. [Compar. Stancher ; superl. Stanchest.] [From Stanch, v. t., and hence literally signifying, stopped or stayed; cf. Sp. estanco stopped, tight, not leaky, as a ship. See Stanch, v. t.] [Written also staunch.]

1. Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.

One of the closets is parqueted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding stanch and pretty.

2. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent. V. Knox.

In politics I hear you 're stanch.

3. Close; secret; private. [Obs.]

This to be kept stanch.

1. One who stamps.

2. An instrument for pounding or stamping.

(Stamp"ing), a. & n. from Stamp, v.

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