Groom of the stole, the first lord of the bedchamber in the royal household. [Eng.] Brande & C.

(Stoled) a. Having or wearing a stole.

After them flew the prophets, brightly stoled
In shining lawn.
G. Fletcher.

(Stol"en) p. p. of Steal.

(Stol"id) a. [L. stolidus.] Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish.

(Sto*lid"i*ty) n. [L. stoliditas.] The state or quality of being stolid; dullness of intellect; obtuseness; stupidity.

Indocile, intractable fools, whose stolidity can baffle all arguments, and be proof against demonstration itself.

(Stol"id*ness) n. Same as Stolidity.

(Sto"lon) n. [L. stolo, - onis: cf. F. stolon. Cf. Stole a stolon, 1st Stool.]

1. (Bot.) A trailing branch which is disposed to take root at the end or at the joints; a stole.

2. (Zoöl.) An extension of the integument of the body, or of the body wall, from which buds are developed, giving rise to new zooids, and thus forming a compound animal in which the zooids usually remain united by the stolons. Such stolons are often present in Anthozoa, Hydroidea, Bryozoa, and social ascidians. See Illust. under Scyphistoma.

(Stol`o*nif"er*ous) a. [Stolon + -ferous: cf. F. stolonifère.] Producing stolons; putting forth suckers.

(||Sto"ma) n.; pl. Stomata [NL., fr. Gr. a mouth.]

1. (Anat.) One of the minute apertures between the cells in many serous membranes.

2. (Bot.) (a) The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs opening into the intercellular spaces, and usually bordered by two contractile cells. (b) The line of dehiscence of the sporangium of a fern. It is usually marked by two transversely elongated cells. See Illust. of Sporangium.

3. (Zoöl.) A stigma. See Stigma, n., 6 (a) & (b).

(Stom"ach) n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.]

1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See Digestion, and Gastric juice, under Gastric.

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef. Shak.

1. A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. Spenser.

But when mild morn, in saffron stole,
First issues from her eastern goal.
T. Warton.

2. (Eccl.) A narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests, pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in various sacred functions.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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