Stem-clasping to Stercobilin
(Stem"-clasp`ing) a. (Bot.) Embracing the stem with its base; amplexicaul, as a leaf or
(Stem"less), a. Having no stem; (Bot.) acaulescent.
(Stem"let) n. A small or young stem.
(||Stem"ma) n.; pl. Stemmata [NL., fr. Gr. pl. a garland or chaplet.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of the
ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus. (b) One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.
(Stem"mer) n. One who, or that which, stems
(Stem"mer*y) n. A large building in which tobacco is stemmed. [U. S.] Bartlett.
(Stem"my) a. Abounding in stems, or mixed with stems; said of tea, dried currants, etc. [Colloq.]
(Stem"ple) n. [G. stempel a stamp, a prop, akin to E. stamp.] (Mining) A crossbar of wood
in a shaft, serving as a step.
(Stem"son) n. [See Stem, n., and Keelson, and cf. Sternson.] (Shipbuilding) A piece of
curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.
(Stem"-wind`er) n. A stem- winding watch. [Colloq.]
(Stem"-wind`ing), a. Wound by mechanism connected with the stem; as, a stem-winding
(Stench) v. t. To stanch. [Obs.] Harvey.
(Stench), n. [AS. stenc a strong smell, fr. stincan. See Stink, v. i.]
1. A smell; an odor. [Obs.]
Clouds of savory stench involve the sky.Dryden.
2. An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink. Cowper.
Stench trap, a contrivance to prevent stench or foul air from rising from the openings of sewers, drains,
(Stench), v. t. [AS. stencan to emit a smell, fr. stincan to smell. See Stench, n.] To cause
to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink. [Obs.] Young.
(Stench"y) a. Having a stench. [Obs.] Dyer.
(Sten"cil) n. [Probably from OF. estincelle spangle, spark, F. étincelle spark, L. scintilla. See
Scintillate, and cf. Tinsel.] A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking,
etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate, which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the color
brushed over it. Called also stencil plate.
(Sten"cil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stenciled or Stencilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Stenciling or Stencilling.]
To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil.
(Sten"cil*er) n. One who paints or colors in figures by means of stencil. [Written also stenciller.]