Stringboard to Stroke
(String"board`) n. Same as Stringpiece.
(String"course`) n. (Arch.) A horizontal band in a building, forming a part of the design,
whether molded, projecting, or carved, or in any way distinguished from the rest of the work.
1. Having strings; as, a stringed instrument. Ps. cl. 4.
2. Produced by strings. "Answering the stringed noise." Milton.
(Strin"gen*cy) n. The quality or state of being stringent.
(||Strin"gen*do) a. [It.] (Mus.) Urging or hastening the time, as to a climax.
(Strin"gent) a. [L. stringens, -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See Strain.]
Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure.Macaulay.
Strin"gent*ly, adv. Strin"gent*ness, n.
1. One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.
Be content to put your trust in honest stringers.Ascham.
2. A libertine; a wencher. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
3. (Railroad) A longitudinal sleeper.
4. (Shipbuilding) A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the
5. (Carp.) A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like.
(String"halt`) n. (Far.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary
or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock. [Written also springhalt.]
(String"i*ness) n. Quality of being stringy.
(String"less), a. Having no strings.
His tongue is now a stringless instrument.Shak.
(String"piece`) n. (Arch.) (a) A long piece of timber, forming a margin or edge of any
piece of construction; esp.: (b) One of the longitudinal pieces, supporting the treads and rises of a flight
or run of stairs.
1. Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root.
2. Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.