(Sting"y) a. Stinging; able to sting.
(Stin"gy) a. [Compar. Stingier ; superl. Stingiest.] [Probably from sting, and meaning originally,
stinging; hence, biting, nipping churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.] Extremely close and covetous; meanly
avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it began
to be rotten.L'estrange.
(Stink) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stunk Stank p. pr. & vb. n. Stinking.] [AS. stinkan to have a smell
(whether good or bad); akin to OHG. stinchan, G. & D. stinken to stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. stökkva
to leap, to spring, Goth. stigqan to push, strike, or Gr. rancid. Cf. Stench.] To emit a strong, offensive
smell; to send out a disgusting odor.
(Stink), v. t. To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
Fire stink. See under Fire. Stink-fire lance. See under Lance. - - Stink rat (Zoöl.), the musk
turtle. [Local, U.S.] Stink shad (Zoöl.), the gizzard shad. [Local, U.S.] Stink trap, a stench
trap. See under Stench.
(Stink), n. [AS. stinc.] A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
1. A mean, stinking, paltry fellow. B. Jonson.
2. (Zoöl.) The teledu of the East Indies. It emits a disagreeable odor.
(Stink"ball`) n. A composition of substances which in combustion emit a suffocating odor;
used formerly in naval warfare.
1. One who, or that which, stinks.
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of the several species of large antarctic petrels which feed on blubber and carrion
and have an offensive odor, as the giant fulmar.
(Stink"horn`) n. (Bot.) A kind of fungus of the genus Phallus, which emits a fetid odor.
Stinking badger (Zoöl.), the teledu. Stinking cedar (Bot.), the California nutmeg tree; also, a related
tree of Florida
(Stink"ing), a. & n. from Stink, v.
(Stink"ing*ly), adv. In a stinking manner; with an offensive smell.
1. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating
smell, sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.
2. A vessel in which disinfectants are burned.
3. (Zoöl.) The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under Musk.