Strifeful to String

(Strife"ful) a. Contentious; discordant.

The ape was strifeful and ambitious.

(Stri"gate) a. (Zoöl.) Having transverse bands of color.

(||Stri"ges) n. pl. [L., pl. of strix a streech owl; cf. Gr. a screaming night bird.] (Zoöl.) The tribe of birds which comprises the owls.

(Strig"il) n. [L. strigilis, from stringere to graze, scrape.] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) An instrument of metal, ivory, etc., used for scraping the skin at the bath.

(Strig"il*lose`) a. [Dim. fr. strigose.] (Bot.) Set with stiff, slender bristles.

(Stri"gine) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to owls; owl-like.

(Strig"ment) n. [L. strigmentum.] Scraping; that which is scraped off. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Stri*gose") a. [Cf. F. strigueux. See Strigil.] (Bot.) Set with stiff, straight bristles; hispid; as, a strigose leaf.

(Stri"gous) a. (Bot.) Strigose. [R.]

(Strike) v. t. [imp. Struck ; p. p. Struck, Stricken Strucken Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strican to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strihhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.

He at Philippi kept
His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck
The lean and wrinkled Cassius.

2. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

3. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two sideposts.
Ex. xii. 7.

Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.

4. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

5. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

6. To punish; to afflict; to smite.

To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes for equity.
Prov. xvii. 26.

7. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.

8. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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